Table 5

The odds ratios and 95% CIs for the risk factors associated with three or more asthma-related ED visits
Variable levels Estimate P-value OR 95% CI
Intercept −0.2487 0.3982 - - -
Age 0.00344 0.5984 1.003 0.991 1.016
Gender Female 0.0694 0.5192 1.149 0.753 1.752
Regular ICS use No 0.0594 0.6348 1.126 0.690 1.838
ACT Uncontrolled 0.3272 0.0063* 1.924 1.203 3.077
Follow up with clinics No −0.2746 0.0328* 0.577 0.349 0.956
Education level University 0.4292 0.0071* 2.359 1.263 4.407
Educated about medication No 0.0790 0.5844 1.171 0.665 2.062
Educated about asthma No 0.2042 0.1506 1.504 0.862 2.625

* Wald Chi-square statistic is significant at the .05 level.

AL-Jahdali et al.

AL-Jahdali et al. BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:80   doi:10.1186/1471-2466-12-80

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