Table 6

Factors with impact on citizens' behaviours toward health professionals and health system

Suggestions or queries on diagnosis or treatment to health professional

Changing the use of medicine without consulting a health professional

Making, cancelling or changing na appointment with health professional

Oddsratio

CI (95%)

P-value

Oddsratio

CI (95%)

P-value

Oddsratio

CI (95%)

P-value


Male

0.88

0.76-1.01

0.072

1.16

0.87-1.55

0.323

1.11

0.91-1.37

0.296

Female

1

Age

0.034

0.499

0.010

15-25

1.59

1.02-2.47

0.04

0.96

0.44-2.08

0.916

1.36

0.75-2.47

0.304

26-35

1.68

1.1-2.57

0.016

0.68

0.32-1.46

0.327

1.09

0.61-1.93

0.778

36-45

1.38

0.9-2.13

0.14

0.61

0.28-1.34

0.22

0.7

0.38-1.27

0.24

46-55

1.27

0.83-1.95

0.279

0.66

0.31-1.42

0.289

0.95

0.53-1.71

0.873

56-65

1.18

0.76-1.81

0.46

0.61

0.28-1.35

0.226

0.82

0.45-1.49

0.511

66-80

1

1

1

Education

0.168

0.379

0.370

Higher education

1.21

0.96-1.52

0.109

0.87

0.54-1.38

0.547

0.89

0.64-1.23

0.48

A-Level

1.22

0.99-1.5

0.065

1.1

0.73-1.65

0.649

1.05

0.79-1.4

0.724

Below A-Level

1

1

1

Kids at home (< 18)

1.03

0.88-1.21

0.676

1.22

0.88-1.67

0.231

1.15

0.92-1.43

0.223

No kids at home

1

1

1

Place of living

0.130

0.727

0.150

City

1.09

0.84-1.4

0.53

0.86

0.53-1.41

0.556

1.26

0.87-1.82

0.214

Minor city or suburbs of a big city

1.05

0.81-1.36

0.703

0.76

0.46-1.26

0.284

1.02

0.7-1.49

0.906

Village

1.28

0.98-1.67

0.065

0.88

0.53-1.47

0.633

0.96

0.65-1.41

0.82

Rural/scattered house

1

1

1

Work situation

0.147

0.119

0.310

Student

0.8

0.6-1.08

0.144

0.58

0.33-1.04

0.067

0.77

0.51-1.14

0.186

Working

1.04

0.85-1.29

0.691

0.99

0.66-1.49

0.967

1

0.75-1.33

0.993

Not at work

1

Disable or with diagnosis

1.03

0.82-1.29

0.813

1.12

0.74-1.71

0.588

1.26

0.93-1.7

0.129

No

1

1

1

Relative disable or with diagnosis

1.12

0.95-1.31

0.182

0.97

0.7-1.34

0.85

1.15

0.92-1.43

0.221

No

1

Subjective health

<.001

0.030

0.466

Good

0.48

0.32-0.74

<.001

0.71

0.34-1.48

0.362

0.82

0.48-1.4

0.478

Fair

0.69

0.45-1.06

0.09

1.13

0.54-2.35

0.752

0.95

0.55-1.64

0.86

Bad

1

1

1

One or more visits to GP in the previous year

1.75

1.42-2.15

<.001

1.26

0.8-1.98

0.311

1.77

1.26-2.49

<.001

No visits to GP in the previous year

1

1

1

Use of the Internet to interact with unknown HP

0.026

0.041

0.132

Established

1.19

0.88-1.62

0.257

0.88

0.5-1.55

0.655

0.8

0.53-1.21

0.292

Infrequent

1.27

1.06-1.52

0.009

1.5

1.07-2.11

0.019

1.19

0.94-1.52

0.152

No

1

1

1

Use of the Internet to participate in forums or self help groups

<.001

0.002

<.001

Established

1.75

1.31-2.35

<.001

2.34

1.48-3.7

<.001

1.73

1.21-2.47

0.003

Infrequent

1.47

1.21-1.78

<.001

1.04

0.7-1.55

0.844

1.52

1.18-1.97

0.001

No

1

1

1

Use of the Internet to order medicines or other products related to health

0.002

0.151

<.001

Established

1.9

1.31-2.74

<.001

1.75

1.02-3.03

0.044

2.16

1.43-3.25

<.001

Infrequent

1.08

0.88-1.31

0.467

1.03

0.69-1.54

0.869

1.65

1.28-2.12

<.001

No

1

1

1

Use of the Internet to read about health and illness

<.001

0.331

0.052

Established

2.59

1.9-3.52

<.001

1.6

0.81-3.18

0.174

1.7

1.04-2.78

0.033

Infrequent

1.57

1.16-2.14

0.004

1.41

0.72-2.78

0.318

1.45

0.89-2.36

0.14

No

1

1

1


P-values are typed in italic when significant at the 5% level

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