Table 1

Demographic and marital status data comparing frequent presenters (FP) and non-frequent presenters (NFP)

FP v NFP

(n = 540 v n = 73089)

OR

95% CI

p-value


GENDER

51.6%M v 48.2%M

1.1

0.96 to 1.4

NS


AGE

Median (IQ range)

47 yrs (33-68) vs

45 yrs (30-64)

-

0.02


Age 19-29 yrs

18.9% v 23.4%

0.8

0.62 to 0.95

0.02


Age 70-79 yrs

14.4% v 9.7%

1.6

1.2 to 2.0

0.0003



Married/defacto

41.8% v 53.9%

0.61

0.52 to 0.73

< 0.0001


Divorced/separated

13.6% v 6.5%

2.2

1.7 to 2.8

< 0.0001


Single

29.1% v 29.1%

1.0

0.83 to 1.2

NS


Widowed

8.9% v 7.3%

1.2

0.91 to 1.6

NS


Odds ratio (OR) and Confidence Interval (CI) are used.

Markham and Graudins BMC Emergency Medicine 2011 11:21   doi:10.1186/1471-227X-11-21

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