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Cardiovascular Diseases and Women: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior in the General Population in Italy

Table 3

Multivariate logistic and linear regression analyses indicating associations between several variables and the different outcomes regarding cardiovascular diseases (CVDs).

VariableORSE95% CI value

Model 1: knowledge of the CVDs’ main risk factors
(smoking, cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, fatty diet)
Log likelihood = −396.29, = (6 df),
 Self-perceived health status0.820.030.75–0.90<0.001
 Number of children
  One1*
  Three or more0.350.080.22–0.57<0.001
 Educational level
  College degree or higher1*
  No formal education/elementary/middle school0.20.060.1–0.37<0.001
  High school0.570.130.36–0.890.014
 Marital status2.530.991.18–5.450.017
 Occupation0.820.160.55–1.210.323

VariableORSE95% CIP value

Model 2: knowledge of the CVDs’ main preventive measures
Log likelihood = −348.11, (8 df),
 Physician as source of information2.010.391.38–2.93<0.001
 Knowledge of main CVDs’ risk factors6.741.364.53–10.02<0.001
 Educational level
  College degree or higher1*
  No formal education/elementary/middle school0.490.160.26–0.950.035
  High school0.680.170.41–1.110.127
 Occupation0.630.140.41–0.980.042
 Self-perceived health status1.100.060.99–1.220.059
 Marital status1.760.740.77–4.000.178
 Age1.010.010.98–1.040.289

VariableCoeff.SE value

Model 3: worries about developing CVDs
(9.733) = 6.72, , = 0.07%, adjusted = 0.06%
 Need of additional information toward CVDs0.720.23.57<0.001
 Number of children
  One*
  Two 0.430.231.880.061
  Three or more0.930.273.42<0.001
 Self-perceived health status−0.140.04−2.970.003
 Educational level
  College degree or higher*
  No formal education/elementary/middle school0.50.22.460.014
 Having at least one chronic disease (CVDs, diabetes, obesity, hypertension)0.310.171.830.067
 Physician as source of information 0.280.161.670.096
 Knowledge of the CVDs’ main risk factors (smoking, cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, fatty diet)−0.290.19−1.520.129
 Age0.010.011.110.265

VariableORSE95% CI value

Model 4: women’s high risk profile
Log likelihood = −419.71, = 35.10 (9 df),
 Number of children
  One1*
  Two 0.510.110.33–0.790.003
  Three or more0.440.110.26–0.740.002
 Educational level
  College degree or higher1*
  High school0.660.150.42–1.020.064
  No formal education/elementary/middle school1.330.340.81–2.200.252
 Knowledge of no smoking as a CVDs’ preventive measure1.560.530.80–3.060.187
 Knowledge of smoking as a CVDs’ risk factor1.570.610.73–3.380.240
 Self-perceived health status0.950.040.87–1.040.308
 Knowledge of physical activity as a CVDs’ preventive measure1.220.250.82–1.830.311
 Marital status0.750.230.41–1.360.349

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