Table 6

Multivariate model of factors significantly associated with being a high impact non-consulter

Odds ratio (95% CI)

p-value


Age

18-24 yrs

1.00

25-34 yrs

1.17 (0.69 to 1.99)

0.571

35-44 yrs

0.53 (0.32 to 0.87)

0.013

45-54 yrs

0.51 (0.31 to 0.85)

0.009

55-60 yrs

0.49 (0.29 to 0.82)

0.007


Employment

Full-time

1.00

Part-time

1.03 (0.72 to 1.46)

0.889

Self-employed

1.33 (0.81 to 2.16)

0.261

Not working due to illness

2.89 (1.27 to 6.56)

0.011

Others not in employment

1.20 (0.82 to 1.74)

0.348


Smoking

Never

1.00

Ex-smoker

1.52 (1.11 to 2.08)

0.010

Current smoker

1.22 (0.86 to 1.73)

0.258


Bodily pain

Quartile 1 (best health)

1.00

Quartile 2

1.62 (0.99 to 2.64)

0.053

Quartile 3

2.54 (1.79 to 3.59)

< 0.001

Quartile 4 (poorest health)

5.96 (4.12 to 8.62)

< 0.001


Vitality

Quartile 1 (best health)

1.00

Quartile 2

0.98 (0.65 to 1.50)

0.941

Quartile 3

1.07 (0.71 to 1.61)

0.753

Quartile 4 (poorest health)

2.09 (1.33 to 3.31)

0.002


Social functioning

Quartile 1 (best health)

1.00

Quartile 2

1.01 (0.64 to 1.57)

0.983

Quartile 3

1.97 (1.38 to 2.81)

< 0.001

Quartile 4 (poorest health)

2.65 (1.80 to 3.90)

< 0.001


Feeling that I don't want to waste the GP's time

Not important

1.00

Important

1.58 (1.15 to 2.16)

0.004


† 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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