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Table 3 Associations between age, SES and reported barriers for GP contact regarding stress UI among women with no GP contact

From: Women’s barriers for contacting their general practitioner when bothered by urinary incontinence: a population-based cross-sectional study

  Being too embarrassed Wasting the GP's time Worried about what the GP might find
Crude OR (95% CI) Adj. OR* (95% CI) Crude OR (95% CI) Adj. OR* (95% CI) Crude OR (95% CI) Adj. OR* (95% CI)
Age       
20–39 1 1 1 1 1 1
40–59 0.72 (0.51–1.01) 0.68 (0.48 0.96) 0.61 (0.43–0.86) 0.58 (0.41–0.83) 0.74 (0.46–1.19) 0.66 (0.41–1.07)
60–79 0.46 (0.32–0.67) 0.41 (0.28–0.61) 0.49 (0.34–0.72) 0.48 (0.32–0.70) 0.49 (0.29–0.82) 0.39 (0.22–0.68)
80+  0.34 (0.15–0.79) 0.31 (0.13–0.73) 0.38 (0.16–0.87) 0.37 (0.15–0.87) 0.98 (0.40–2.37) 0.78 (0.31–2.00)
Marital status       
Single 1 1 1 1 1 1
Married/Cohabiting 1.21 (0.91–1.62) 1.09 (0.81–1.47) 1.11 (0.82–1.50) 1.02 (0.75–1.38) 1.18 (0.78–1.78) 1.19 (0.77–1.84)
Educational leve       
Low (< 10 years) 1 1 1 1 1 1
Middle (10–14 years) 1.02 (0.73–1.42) 0.82 (0.57–1.16) 1.36 (0.94–1.98) 1.19 (0.81–1.76) 0.91 (0.58–1.42) 0.75 (0.47–1.21)
High (> = 15 years) 0.90 (0.62–1.30) 0.65 (0.44–0.96) 1.14 (0.75–1.71) 0.91 (0.59–1.40) 0.56 (0.32–0.95) 0.42 (0.23–0.74)
Labor market affiliation       
Working 1 1 1 1 1 1
Retirement pension 0.64 (0.48–0.86) 1.00 (0.61–1.66) 0.70 (0.52–0.95) 0.87 (0.53–1.43) 0.83 (0.55–1.26) 1.20 (0.55–2.61)
Out of workforce 1.39 (0.87–2.24) 1.33 (0.82–2.16) 1.44 (0.88–2.36) 1.42 (0.86–2.35) 1.74 (0.93–3.25) 1.60 (0.85–3.03)
Disability pension 0.58 (0.33–1.01) 0.60 (0.34–1.08) 0.81 (0.47–1.39) 0.91 (0.52–1.58) 0.96 (0.47–1.97) 0.98 (0.47–2.07)
Equivalence weighted disposable income       
Low (1st quartile) 1 1 1 1 1 1
Middle (2nd and 3rd quartile) 0.96 (0.70–1.32) 0.85 (0.61–1.20) 1.15 (0.81–1.63) 1.08 (0.75–1.58) 0.58 (0.38–0.88) 0.53 (0.34–0.83)
High (4th quartile) 0.65 (0.45–0.94) 0.58 (0.38–0.88) 0.97 (0.65–1.44) 0.96 (0.62–1.49) 0.41 (0.25–0.68) 0.38 (0.22–0.68)
Ethnicity       
Danish 1 1 1 1 1 1
Immigrants and descendants of immigrants 1.40 (0.84–2.33) 1.31 (0.78–2.20) 1.23 (0.71–2.14) 1.17 (0.67–2.04) 0.99 (0.45–2.20) 0.91 (0.41–2.03)
  Being too busy   Other   None  
Crude OR (95% CI) Adj. OR* (95% CI) Crude OR (95% CI) Adj. OR* (95% CI) Crude OR (95% CI) Adj. OR* (95% CI)
Age       
20–39 1 1 1 1 1 1
40–59 0.89 (0.63–1.26) 0.90 (0.63–1.27) 0.97 (0.70–1.34) 1.17 (0.84–1.64) 1.17 (0.84–1.63) 1.07 (0.76–1.50)
60–79 0.37 (0.25–0.54) 0.37 (0.25–0.56) 0.78 (0.55–1.09) 1.15 (0.80–1.65) 2.35 (1.67–3.29) 1.91 (1.35–2.71)
80+  0.38 (0.17–0.89) 0.38 (0.16–0.91) 0.41 (0.19–0.89) 0.69 (0.31–1.54) 3.85 (2.14–6.94) 2.83 (1.53–5.23)
Marital status       
Single 1 1 1 1 1 1
Married/Cohabiting 1.05 (0.79–1.40) 0.87 (0.65–1.18) 1.17 (0.91–1.51) 1.03 (0.79–1.35) 0.74 (0.59–0.93) 0.90 (0.71–1.14)
Educational leve       
Low (< 10 years) 1 1 1 1 1 1
Middle (10–14 years) 1.61 (1.09–2.37) 1.24 (0.83–1.85) 2.12 (1.44–3.12) 2.08 (1.41–3.09) 0.55 (0.42–0.72) 0.68 (0.51–0.90)
High (> = 15 years) 1.71 (1.14–2.59) 1.20 (0.78–1.86) 4.77 (3.21–7.09) 4.73 (3.14–7.13) 0.36 (0.26–0.48) 0.47 (0.34–0.65)
Labor market affiliation       
Working 1 1 1 1 1 1
Retirement pension 0.27 (0.19–0.39) 0.32 (0.19–0.54) 0.61 (0.47–0.79) 0.78 (0.52–1.18) 2.64 (2.11–3.31) 1.77 (1.23–2.56)
Out of workforce 0.52 (0.29–0.94) 0.50 (0.28–0.90) 0.58 (0.35–0.97) 0.70 (0.42–1.18) 1.30 (0.84–2.02) 1.17 (0.75–1.83)
Disability pension 0.20 (0.09–0.44) 0.20 (0.09–0.44) 0.80 (0.52–1.25) 1.05 (0.66–1.69) 1.88 (1.26–2.80) 1.54 (1.01–2.33)
Equivalence weighted disposable income       
Low (1st quartile) 1 1 1 1 1 1
Middle (2nd and 3rd quartile) 1.03 (0.73–1.46) 0.90 (0.62–1.32) 1.39 (1.01–1.91) 1.03 (0.73–1.44) 0.84 (0.64–1.10) 1.14 (0.85–1.52)
High (4th quartile) 1.40 (0.96–2.03) 1.25 (0.82–1.90) 1.89 (1.35–2.65) 1.19 (0.82–1.75) 0.63 (0.47–0.86) 0.96 (0.68–1.34)
Ethnicity       
Danish 1 1 1 1 1 1
Immigrants and descendants of immigrants 1.81 (1.11–2.95) 1.68 (1.02–2.77) 0.77 (0.46–1.31) 0.74 (0.43–1.26) 0.80 (0.50–1.28) 0.85 (0.53–1.38)
  1. *Adjustments were made for all other covariates
  2. Bold indicates a p value below 0.05