Table 3

Adjusted odds ratios* [95% C.I.] of being an intensified case

Variable

Odds Ratios of being Intensified Case

95 % Confidence interval


Black

1.09

[0.71–1.67]

Hispanic

0.78

[0.58–1.06]

Age < 65 years

1.61

[1.38–1.88]

Medicaid§

0.76

[0.57–1.02]

Free care or self pay§

1.22

[0.73–2.03]

Number of hypertension visits||

1.37

[1.17–1.61]

Diabetes**

0.61

[0.34–1.08]

Intern provider††

0.86

[0.39–1.88]

Resident provider††

0.89

[0.55–1.46]


* Adjusted for patient race/ethnicity, age, insurance status, number of hypertension-related visits, diabetes, and physician experience.

Whites use as reference group

Aged ≥ 65 years used as reference group

§Privately insured or Medicare used as reference group

||Represents increase in odds with each additional visit

**No diabetes used as reference group

††Attending provider used as reference group

Hicks et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2005 5:16   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-5-16

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