Table 4

Development and validation of the aggregate score: barriers to symptomatic presentation

CountryFactor score coefficientsCommunality explained (%)*Correlation with aggregate score
Q24 ‘too embarrassed’Q25 ‘time wasting’Q26 ‘what the dr might find’Q27 ‘too busy’
Canada1.13300.39250.48600.362641.40.989
The UK0.91290.42060.37090.356142.40.996
Australia1.27110.47970.43560.369539.80.997
Denmark1.55370.71080.28630.309839.70.992
Norway1.31420.67160.36160.314739.60.999
Sweden1.04380.87860.30460.300234.70.984
†Mean1.20480.59350.37420.3355
  • *The target is ≥35% (a 40% excess above the baseline of 25%).

  • †The mean factor score coefficients become the weights for the aggregate score.