Table 3.

Multivariate Risk Factors for Absence of the Following Types of Outpatient Medical Care in a 2-Year Period in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Absence of
General Medical ContactGeneral Physical ExaminationCancer-Related Medical VisitCancer Center Medical Visit
VariableOR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CI
OR = odds ratio; CI = confidence interval; <HS graduate = some high school, did not graduate; HS/some college = high school graduate or high school graduate with some college courses.
* High-risk treatment = treatment with any of the following: chest or mantle radiation, anthracycline ≥300 mg/m2, bleomycin, etoposide, or ifosfamide.
Age at interview
18–19 y1.00Referent1.00Referent1.00Referent1.00Referent
20–24 y1.180.90–1.562.061.62–2.611.110.92–1.331.311.07–1.61
25–29 y1.471.11–1.953.122.45–3.971.671.38–2.021.881.51–2.34
30–34 y1.591.18–2.153.752.91–4.821.741.42–2.142.792.19–3.56
≥35 y1.711.23–2.373.642.78–4.762.291.83–2.873.432.61–4.51
Sex
Female1.00Referent1.00Referent1.00Referent1.00Referent
Male2.542.15–2.991.531.36–1.711.181.06–1.301.151.01–1.30
Ethnicity
White, non-Hispanic1.00Referent1.00Referent1.00Referent1.00Referent
Minority1.531.21–1.930.810.66–0.990.970.81–1.160.790.64–0.96
Education
College graduate1.00Referent1.00Referent1.00Referent1.00Referent
HS/some college1.481.22–1.791.211.06–1.381.161.03–1.311.251.08–1.44
<HS graduate1.881.41–2.521.341.06–1.701.140.92–1.411.070.84–1.37
Health insurance
Yes1.00Referent1.00Referent1.00Referent1.00Referent
No2.141.78–2.572.191.87–2.561.641.40–1.921.411.16–1.70
Health status
Good1.00Referent1.00Referent1.00Referent1.00Referent
Fair/poor0.940.72–1.221.421.18–1.710.620.52–0.741.010.82–1.24
Concern for future health
Concerned1.00Referent1.00Referent1.00Referent1.00Referent
Not concerned1.441.21–1.711.381.21–1.581.511.33–1.711.531.31–1.79
High-risk treatment*
No1.00Referent1.00Referent1.00Referent1.00Referent
Yes0.730.62–0.860.720.64–0.810.590.52–0.650.450.39–0.51