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Table 2 Factors associated with reporting unmet needs, weighted logistic regression

From: Emerging organisational models of primary healthcare and unmet needs for care: insights from a population-based survey in Quebec province

Independant variables Odds ratios Confidence intervals(95 %) p value
Age (Ref.: 65 and +) 18-44 4.691 3.424 6.426 < 0.000
  45-64 2.821 2.085 3.817 < 0.000
Sex (Ref.: Male) Female 1.156 1.025 1.303 0.018
Language (Ref.: French) English 0.698 0.592 0.823 < 0.000
  Other 0.758 0.619 0.929 0.007
Education (Ref.: University) Primary or less 0.541 0.434 0.673 < 0.000
  Secondary and prof.schooling 0.608 0.523 0.707 < 0.000
  College 0.812 0.697 0.945 0.007
Occupation (Ref.: Employed) Student 1.033 0.855 1.249 0.733
  Unemployed/social welfare 0.604 0.446 0.818 0.001
  Inactive (retired/volunteer) 0.612 0.491 0.763 < 0.000
Perceived poverty (Ref.: Wealthy) Average 0.718 0.591 0.873 0.001
  Poor 0.778 0.658 0.921 0.004
  Very poor 1.293 0.883 1.892 0.186
Perceived health (Ref.: Excellent) Very good 0.583 0.487 0.697 < 0.000
  Good 0.685 0.591 0.793 < 0.000
  Average 1.519 1.273 1.813 < 0.000
  Bad 1.555 1.104 2.190 0.012
Morbidity (Ref.: No reported health problem) Isolated risk factor 0.986 0.793 1.227 0.9000
  Moderate morbidity 1.915 1.651 2.222 < 0.000
  Severe morbidity 1.877 1.581 2.229 < 0.000
  Co-morbidities 2.727 1.880 3.955 < 0.000
Having a family doctor (Ref.: No) Yes 0.553 0.485 0.631 < 0.000
Usual source of care (Ref.: No usual source of care n = 1272) Solo provider 1.023 0.781 1.340 0.877
  Private group practice 1.279 0.937 1.745 0.121
  Family medicine group 1.151 0.834 1.588 0.393
  Local community health centre/Teaching unit 1.232 0.974 1.558 0.082
  Specialised source of care 1.486 1.031 2.144 0.034
  Emergency department 1.333 0.992 1.790 0.056
  1. Legend: Figures in bold are statistically significant. All data weighted to correct for differential probability of inclusion. All odds ratios controlling for other variables in the multiple regression model.