Table 2

Logistic regressions for family physician utilization (use versus no use)

Stage of adolescence

Early

Middle

Young

adult

Sample size

4985

8718

6681

Variable (reference)

ORa

CI-La

CI-Ua

ORa

CI-La

CI-Ua

ORa

CI-La

CI-Ua


CONTEXT

Province (Ontario)

Atlantic

0.86

0.64

1.17

1.05

0.83

1.34

0.92

0.71

1.19

Quebec

0.53

0.37

0.77

0.70

0.55

0.88

0.95

0.73

1.23

Manitoba

0.77

0.51

1.17

1.20

0.81

1.77

1.51

1.00

2.27

Saskatchewan

0.95

0.65

1.37

1.38

1.00

1.91

1.13

0.75

1.72

Alberta

1.26

0.89

1.76

1.24

0.93

1.64

1.55

1.16

2.07

British Columbia

0.92

0.70

1.23

1.04

0.83

1.31

0.99

0.74

1.32

PREDISPOSING

Sex (Male)

Female

1.10

0.91

1.34

1.54

1.26

1.88

1.58

1.23

2.03

Education attainment

-

-

-

1.11

1.01

1.23

1.02

0.93

1.12

Birth country (Canada)

Other

1.28

0.86

1.92

0.86

0.65

1.15

0.93

0.64

1.34

Racial origin (White)

Visible minority

0.74

0.57

0.97

1.24

0.99

1.54

0.98

0.72

1.34

Community belonging

1.10

0.96

1.27

1.09

1.00

1.20

1.11

1.00

1.23

ENABLING

Household income (Middle)

Low income

1.03

0.75

1.40

0.76

0.59

0.97

0.82

0.60

1.11

Low-middle income

1.07

0.80

1.44

0.83

0.64

1.07

0.94

0.69

1.27

Low-high income

1.01

0.74

1.39

0.92

0.72

1.17

1.14

0.86

1.52

High income

1.06

0.77

1.47

1.02

0.78

1.35

0.84

0.63

1.12

Income missing

1.01

0.76

1.35

0.82

0.66

1.03

0.76

0.57

1.02

Living arrangement (Unattached)

With spouse (and children)

-

-

-

-

-

-

1.19

0.64

2.12

With parent (and siblings)

-

-

-

-

-

-

1.17

0.93

1.48

Other (e.g. roommates)

-

-

-

-

-

-

1.51

0.97

2.34

Regular medical doctor (Yes)

No

0.39

0.30

0.51

0.35

0.30

0.42

0.40

0.33

0.48

Urban or rural (Urban)

Rural

0.85

0.68

1.05

0.86

0.73

1.02

0.79

0.64

0.98

NEED - PERCEIVED

Self-perceived health

0.98

0.86

1.11

1.00

0.91

1.10

0.93

0.81

1.06

Self-perceived mental health

0.97

0.82

1.13

0.91

0.83

0.99

0.93

0.83

1.05

Opinion of weight (About right)

Underweight

0.69

0.48

0.98

1.15

0.86

1.55

1.11

0.76

1.63

Overweight

0.94

0.68

1.29

1.09

0.84

1.43

1.24

0.96

1.61

Stress

-

-

-

1.04

0.96

1.14

1.10

0.99

1.21

NEED - EVALUATED

BMI (20-24 years) (Normal)

Underweight

0.79

0.45

1.39

0.91

0.62

1.35

0.78

0.51

1.18

At risk of overweight

0.87

0.60

1.26

0.94

0.75

1.18

-

-

-

Overweight

1.14

0.75

1.72

0.96

0.70

1.31

0.88

0.70

1.10

Obese

-

-

-

-

-

-

0.81

0.57

1.60

Number of chronic conditions (None)

1 condition

1.62

1.27

2.07

1.23

1.03

1.46

1.03

0.84

1.27

2 conditions

1.44

0.90

2.31

1.36

1.09

1.71

0.90

0.65

1.25

3 conditions

2.48

1.17

5.26

2.18

1.53

3.10

0.98

0.63

1.51

4+ conditions

1.61

0.36

7.26

2.08

1.03

4.20

0.72

0.33

1.55

HEALTH PRACTICES

Physical activity (Inactive)

Active

1.06

0.81

1.39

1.01

0.85

1.21

0.92

0.75

1.12

Moderate

0.80

0.60

1.06

1.03

0.86

1.24

1.01

0.82

1.26

Smoking (Never)

Daily(Ever for Early)

1.16

0.81

1.68

0.83

0.64

1.07

0.74

0.57

0.96

Occasional

-

-

-

1.27

0.93

1.73

1.33

1.00

1.78

Former

-

-

-

0.92

0.75

1.13

0.88

0.71

1.08

Number of sexual partners

-

-

-

1.07

0.94

1.22

1.02

0.92

1.14

Alcohol frequency (No drinking)

Low frequency (Ever for Early)

0.77

0.58

1.03

1.24

1.01

1.52

1.30

0.92

1.84

High frequency

-

-

-

1.33

0.98

1.81

1.40

0.96

2.05

Heavy drinking (No)

Yes

1.35

0.87

2.11

1.06

0.86

1.29

1.11

0.89

1.39

IV PARAMETER

1.70

0.16

17.94

2.13

0.87

5.23

4.85

2.02

11.64


a - OR indicates odds ratios; CI-L and CI-U indicates lower and upper confidence intervals respectively; Bolded indicates significant results at p ≤ 0.05

' - ' in OR cell indicates variable was not applicable and therefore not used for the particular age group

Variables included but not significant in any regression: age, school attendance, marital status, work status, and birth control use

Ryan et al. BMC Family Practice 2011 12:118   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-12-118

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