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Table 4 Univariate associations of demographic and psychological measures with strong interest in genomic SNP testing

From: Interest in genomic SNP testing for prostate cancer risk: a pilot survey

Predictor Total N Strongly agree N (%) p
Group    <0.001
  PRAP 40 30 (75.0)  
  Urology, 40 147 (35.0)  
Demographic    
Age    0.10
  40-64 48 30 (62.5)  
  65+ 32 14 (43.8)  
Race    0.59
  African American 27 16 (59.3)  
  White 53 28 (52.8)  
Marital Status    0.32
  Married 65 34 (52.3)  
  Other 15 10 (66.7)  
Education    0.54
  High school or less 25 16 (64.0)  
  Some college 15 8 (53.3)  
  College or more 40 20 (50.0)  
Internet access    0.25
  Yes 77 41 (53.2)  
  No 3 3 (100.0)  
FDRs with prostate cancer    0.008
  0 37 18 (48.6)  
  1 22 8 (36.4)  
  2+ 21 18 (85.7)  
Personal history of prostate cancer    0.001
  No 55 37 (67.3)  
  Yes 25 7 (28.0)  
Psychological measures    
Perceived risk of prostate cancer    0.039
  Lower 11 3 (27.3)  
  Same 22 12 (54.5)  
  A little higher 24 11 (45.8)  
  Much higher 23 18 (78.3)  
Reasons for wanting SNP testing    0.001
  0-3 reasons marked 35 12 (34.3)  
  4-7 reasons marked 45 32 (71.1)  
Reasons for not wanting SNP testing    0.003
  None checked 60 39 (65.0)  
  At least 1 checked 20 5 (25.0)  
Health literacy    
  Help reading materials    0.007
   “None of the time” 27 9 (33.3)  
   Not “none of the time” 53 35 (66.0)  
  Confidence in filling out forms    0.78
   “Extremely confident” 59 33 (55.9)  
   Not “extremely confident” 21 11 (52.4)  
  Problems with understanding information    0.34
   “None of the time” 12 5 (41.7)  
   Not “none of the time” 67 38 (56.7)  
Numeracy skill    0.22
  Low numeracy (0 or 1 item correct) 16 11 (68.8)  
  High numeracy (2 or 3 items correct) 64 33 (51.6)  
Knowledge score    
  General genetics knowledge items    0.21
   1-4 correct 10 4 (40.0)  
   5-6 42 27 (64.3)  
   7-8 28 13 (46.4)  
  Genomic SNP test knowledge items    0.65
   0 correct 37 19 (51.4)  
   1-3 26 14 (53.8)  
   4-6 17 11 (64.7)  
  1. Bold: Results significant (p < 0.05).