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Table 3 Multivariate logistic regression analysis of the odds for consenting to therapy. (0 = "no" or "uncertain", 1 = "yes", N = 1,367)

From: Can postponement of an adverse outcome be used to present risk reductions to a lay audience? A population survey

Variable Odds ratio 95% Confidence interval p
Intervention effectiveness (Log (base 2) of years postponement of myocardial infarction) 1,266 1.198;1.338 <0.001
Extended information or not (with or without presentation of baseline risk)    
No (=0) 1 -  
Yes (=1) 0.690 0.548;0.869 0.002
Level of understanding    
Not difficult 1 - -
A little difficult 0.488 0.349; 0.682 <0.001
Very difficult 0.384 0.208; 0.709 0.002
Impossible to understand 0.239 0.100;0.571 0,001
Elevated cholesterol level    
No/don't know (=0) 1 -  
Yes (=1) 1.852 1.751:2.577 <0.001
Myocardial infarction    
No/don't know (=0) 1 - -
Yes (=1) 2.527 1.276;5.000 0.008
Age    
40–49 1 - -
50–59 1.554 1.138;2.124 0.006
60–69 1.373 0.985;1.912 0.061
70–79 1.836 1.265;2.664 0.001
80+ 0.965 0.615;1.514 0.876
Educational attainment    
Low 1 - -
Intermediate 1.053 0.789;1.406 0.725
High 0.959 0.693;1.326 0.801
Gender    
Male (=0) 1 - -
Female (=1) 0.770 0.610;0,971 0.027