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Table 3 Demographic characteristics associated with GP non-detection of self-reported at-risk* status (n = 268)

From: Under the radar: a cross-sectional study of the challenge of identifying at-risk alcohol consumption in the general practice setting

Variables Univariate analysis Final model (n = 242)
  Crude odds ratio 95% CI p-value Odds ratio 95% CI p-value
Age ( n =268)    0.1649    
18 - 24 1      
25 - 44 1.7 [0.5, 5.3]     
45 - 64 1 [0.3, 3.0]     
65+ 1.6 [0.5, 4.9]     
Sex ( n =268)    0.115    
Male 1      
Female 1.8 [0.8, 3.9]     
Ethnicity ( n =268)    0.0411    
Non-Caucasian 1    1   
Caucasian 2.1 [1.0, 4.4]   1.8 [0.9, 3.8] 0.064
Education ( n =242) a    0.0415    
HSC and below 1    1   
TAFE/diploma 2 [0.8, 5.1]   1.7 [0.7, 4.0] 0.204
Tertiary and above 3.4 [1.4, 8.0)   2.8 [1.1, 6.9] 0.033*
Commonwealth card ( n =253) a       
No 1      
Yes 0.8 [0.4, 1.3] 0.303    
Private health ( n =253) a     1   
No 1    1.8 [0.9, 3.8] 0.098
Yes 2.2 [1.1, 4.3] 0.266    
Number of times seen GP ( n =258)    0.429    
0-3 1      
4-6 0.9 [0.4, 2.2]     
7-10 0.6 [0.3, 1.4]     
10+ 0.5 [0.2, 1.4]     
  1. *at-risk defined as more than 2 drinks 2–3 times a week or four or more times a week and/or >4 drinks weekly, daily or almost daily).
  2. aNumber less than total due to incomplete participant surveys.