Table 3

Logistic Regression Results for Socio-Behavioral Model Predicting. Alternative Medicine Use among Adults Not Using Conventional Care in the Past 12 Months

Variable

AOR1

95% CI2


One or More Health Needs3

Yes

1.75

1.49-2.06

No

1.00

External Environment

Region

Northeast

1.07

0.84-1.38

Midwest

1.19

0.95-1.49

South

1.00

West

1.34

1.09-1.66

Predisposing Factors

Sex

Male

1.00

Female

1.71

1.43-2.04

Age

18-24

1.00

25-44

1.02

0.80-1.30

45-64

1.06

0.80-1.40

65+

1.03

0.68-1.55

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic

1.01

0.78-1.31

Non-Hispanic white

1.00

Non-Hispanic black

0.80

0.61-1.06

Non-Hispanic other

1.67

1.15-2.41

Education

Less than high school

1.00

High school diploma/G.E.D.

1.74

1.35-2.23

Some college/AA degree

2.54

1.97-3.28

Bachelor's or higher

2.95

2.20-3.95

Class of Worker

Private sector

1.15

0.91-1.44

Government

0.90

0.62-1.31

Self-employed/family business

1.41

1.04-1.92

Not working

1.00

Born in the U.S.

Yes

1.25

0.96-1.63

No

1.00

Enabling Factors

Poverty Status

Poor

1.00

Near poor

1.06

0.78-1.44

Not poor

1.15

0.88-1.51

Health Insurance Coverage

Uninsured

1.00

Private coverage

0.83

0.68-1.02

Public coverage

0.69

0.49-0.98

Personal Health Practices

Leisure-Time Physical Activity

Never/unable

1.00

Some activity

1.70

1.37-2.12

Regular activity

2.62

2.14-3.21

Alcohol Drinking Status

Lifetime abstainer

1.00

Former drinker

1.59

1.20-2.12

Light/infrequent

1.32

1.05-1.67

Moderate/heavy

1.58

1.22-2.06

Smoking Status

Current smoker

1.02

0.84-1.23

Former smoker

1.18

0.93-1.50

Never smoked

1.00

Barriers to conventional care

Delayed Care Due to Cost and/or non-Cost Barriers

Yes

1.92

1.55 - 2.38

No

1.00


1 AOR = adjusted odds ratio.

2 CI = 95% confidence interval.

3 This measure is defined as any one of: poor or fair health; health is worse off than it was 12 months ago; one or more serious chronic or acute conditions; a functional limitation; and/or back problems.

Nahin et al. BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:220   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-220

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