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Table 5 Significant barriers by demographic sub-population

From: Barriers impeding serologic screening for celiac disease in clinically high-prevalence populations

Sub-population N Significant barriers P-value
Median age (years)
<34.9 60 I did not know where to get tested. 0.003
   I do not have a doctor to order the test. 0.008
>34.9 59 I did not know where to get tested. 0.012
Sex
Males 28 None >0.05
Females 91 I did not know where to get tested. <0.001
I did not know I was at risk for celiac disease. 0.029
Income (USD)
<$25,000 34 I do not have a doctor to order the test. 0.007
   I did not know where to get tested. 0.021
$25,000-$50,000 33 I did not know where to get tested. <0.001
$50,000-$100,000 31 I did not know I was at risk for celiac disease. 0.035
>$100,000 16 None >0.05
Education
High school/GED 11 None >0.05
Some college 35 I did not know where to get tested. 0.031
4 year degree 37 I did not know where to get tested. 0.013
I did not know I was at risk for celiac disease. 0.043
Graduate degree 35 I did not know I was at risk for celiac disease. 0.027
   I did not know where to get tested. 0.034
Employment
Employed 77 I did not know anything about celiac disease until recently. 0.003
I did not know where to get tested. 0.004
I did not know I was at risk for celiac disease. 0.012
Unemployed* 42 I did not know where to get tested. 0.010
Ethnicity
White non-Hispanic 94 I did not know where to get tested. 0.004
Hispanic 16 I did not know I was at risk for celiac disease. 0.025
Other 9 I did not know I was at risk for celiac disease. 0.015
   I did not know anything about celiac disease until recently. 0.048
  1. *Includes unemployed able to work, unemployed not able to work, retirees, homemakers, students, and non-paid volunteers.