Table 3

Associations between low impact consulters and high impact non-consulters and health factors (age and sex adjusted odds ratios)

Health factors

Low impact consulters

High impact non-consulters


Odds ratio (95% CI)

p-value

Odds ratio (95% CI)

p-value


Chronic condition

No

1.00

1.00

Yes

2.37 (1.61 to 3.50)

< 0.001

2.23 (1.80 to 2.76)

< 0.001


Physical functioning

Quartile 1 (best health)

1.00

1.00

Quartile 2

1.83 (1.07 to 3.11)

0.027

1.19 (0.87 to 1.63)

0.273

Quartile 3

1.55 (0.91 to 2.65)

0.108

1.57 (1.17 to 2.11)

0.003

Quartile 4 (poorest health)

2.39 (1.49 to 3.85)

< 0.001

3.49 (4.23 to 3.20)

< 0.001


Role physical

Quartile 1 (best health)

1.00

1.00

Quartile 2

1.56 (0.82 to 2.99)

0.175

1.16 (0.79 to 1.69)

0.460

Quartile 3

1.40 (0.83 to 2.37)

0.206

2.32 (1.76 to 3.07)

< 0.001

Quartile 4 (poorest health)

3.28 (2.11 to 5.09)

< 0.001

6.67 (5.06 to 8.78)

< 0.001


Bodily pain

Quartile 1 (best health)

1.00

1.00

Quartile 2

1.24 (0.51 to 2.98)

0.638

2.09 (1.37 to 3.17)

0.001

Quartile 3

3.37 (1.97 to 5.76)

< 0.001

2.96 (2.19 to 4.01)

< 0.001

Quartile 4 (poorest health)

3.63 (2.14 to 6.17)

< 0.001

11.10 (8.17 to 15.07)

< 0.001


General health

Quartile 1 (best health)

1.00

1.00

Quartile 2

1.61 (0.90 to 2.90)

0.109

1.19 (0.87 to 1.63)

0.279

Quartile 3

1.66 (0.86 to 3.21)

0.134

1.76 (1.24 to 2.51)

0.002

Quartile 4 (poorest health)

2.71 (1.57 to 4.66)

< 0.001

4.27 (3.18 to 5.74)

< 0.001


Vitality

Quartile 1 (best health)

1.00

1.00

Quartile 2

0.96 (0.51 to 1.82)

0.902

1.44 (1.01 to 2.04)

0.042

Quartile 3

1.63 (0.94 to 2.85)

0.085

2.28 (1.65 to 3.15)

< 0.001

Quartile 4 (poorest health)

2.68 (1.55 to 4.64)

< 0.001

7.12 (5.08 to 9.98)

< 0.001


Social functioning

Quartile 1 (best health)

1.00

1.00

Quartile 2

1.44 (0.76 to 2.72)

0.264

1.33 (0.91 to 1.95)

0.139

Quartile 3

1.75 (1.06 to 2.90)

0.030

2.82 (2.11 to 3.77)

< 0.001

Quartile 4 (poorest health)

2.55 (1.65 to 3.94)

< 0.001

7.93 (6.03 to 10.43)

< 0.001


Role emotional

Quartile 1 (best health)

1.00

1.00

Quartile 2

1.12 (0.77 to 1.61)

0.487

1.09 (0.79 to 1.42)

0.635

Quartile 3

1.48 (0.90 to2.43)

0.118

1.26 (0.93 to1.70)

0.133

Quartile 4 (poorest health)

1.69 (1.14 to 2.50)

0.009

3.17 (2.51 to 4.00)

< 0.001


Mental health

Quartile 1 (best health)

1.00

1.00

Quartile 2

1.25 (0.76 to 2.05)

0.386

1.00 (0.74 to 1.36)

0.992

Quartile 3

0.91 (0.50 to 1.66)

0.764

2.05 (1.49 to 2.81)

< 0.001

Quartile 4 (poorest health)

1.72 (1.09 to2.73)

0.021

3.93 (2.97 to 5.20)

< 0.001


† Referent group

Figures highlighted are significant at 5% level (p < 0.05)

Elliott et al. BMC Family Practice 2012 13:21   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-13-21

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