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Table 3 Results for number of primary care visits by time period: descriptive statistics and GEE repeated measures model estimates, unadjusted and adjusted for potentially predisposing, need and enabling covariates

From: Improved access to and continuity of primary care after attachment to a family physician: longitudinal cohort study on centralized waiting lists for unattached patients in Quebec, Canada

  Pre-attachment Post-attachment
T0–2 years T0–1 year T0 + 1 year T0 + 2 years
na 406,001 410,140 410,140 320,428
Number of primary care visits
 Mean (s.d.) 1.77 (2.68) 1.76 (2.60) 3.43 (3.08) 2.20 (2.70)
 99% CI 1.76–1.78 1.75–1.77 3.42–3.44 2.19–2.21
Unadjusted model
 Exp (β) (IRR) 1.00 (ref.) 0.99 1.94 1.24
 99% CI   0.99–1.00 1.93–1.95 1.24–1.25
p-value   < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001
Adjusted modelb
 Exp (β) (IRR) 1.00 (ref.). 1.01 2.03 1.29
 99% CI   1.00–1.01 2.02–2.04 1.28–1.30
p-value   < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001
  1. aNumber of patients with valid data in the 12-month time period
  2. bAdjusted for age, sex, Charlson Comorbidity Index, medical vulnerability and region remoteness