Table 2

Factors associated with reporting unmet needs, weighted logistic regression
Independant variables Odds ratios Confidence intervals(95ā€‰%) p value
Age(Ref.: 65 and +) 18-44 4.691 3.424 6.426 < 0.000
45-64 2.821 2.085 3.817 < 0.000
Sex(Ref.: Male) Female 1.156 1.025 1.303 0.018
Language(Ref.: French) English 0.698 0.592 0.823 < 0.000
Other 0.758 0.619 0.929 0.007
Education(Ref.: University) Primary or less 0.541 0.434 0.673 < 0.000
Secondary and prof.schooling 0.608 0.523 0.707 < 0.000
College 0.812 0.697 0.945 0.007
Occupation(Ref.: Employed) Student 1.033 0.855 1.249 0.733
Unemployed/social welfare 0.604 0.446 0.818 0.001
Inactive (retired/volunteer) 0.612 0.491 0.763 < 0.000
Perceived poverty(Ref.: Wealthy) Average 0.718 0.591 0.873 0.001
Poor 0.778 0.658 0.921 0.004
Very poor 1.293 0.883 1.892 0.186
Perceived health(Ref.: Excellent) Very good 0.583 0.487 0.697 < 0.000
Good 0.685 0.591 0.793 < 0.000
Average 1.519 1.273 1.813 < 0.000
Bad 1.555 1.104 2.190 0.012
Morbidity(Ref.: No reported health problem) Isolated risk factor 0.986 0.793 1.227 0.9000
Moderate morbidity 1.915 1.651 2.222 < 0.000
Severe morbidity 1.877 1.581 2.229 < 0.000
Co-morbidities 2.727 1.880 3.955 < 0.000
Having a family doctor(Ref.: No) Yes 0.553 0.485 0.631 < 0.000
Usual source of care(Ref.: No usual source of care nā€‰=ā€‰1272) Solo provider 1.023 0.781 1.340 0.877
Private group practice 1.279 0.937 1.745 0.121
Family medicine group 1.151 0.834 1.588 0.393
Local community health centre/Teaching unit 1.232 0.974 1.558 0.082
Specialised source of care 1.486 1.031 2.144 0.034
Emergency department 1.333 0.992 1.790 0.056

Legend: Figures in bold are statistically significant. All data weighted to correct for differential probability of inclusion. All odds ratios controlling for other variables in the multiple regression model.

Levesque et al.

Levesque et al. BMC Family Practice 2012 13:66   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-13-66

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