Table 4

Unadjusted Univariate Logistic Regression -- Comparison of Access Measures by Rural-Urban. Odds Ratio (95% CI) Higher numbers indicate a higher likelihood of outcome

Statistical Area Classification

Influenza Vaccine

Self-Reported Unmet Need

Family Physician Consultation

Specialist Physician Consultation

Regular Medical Doctor


Urban - CMAa

0.95 (0.91, 1.00)c

0.91 (0.84, 0.97)c

0.99 (0.93, 1.05)

1.15 (1.09, 1.21)d

0.70 (0.65, 0.76)d

Urban - CAb

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

Rural - Strong MIZ

0.92 (0.84, 1.01)

0.83 (0.73, 0.95)c

0.85 (0.77, 0.95)c

1.03 (0.93, 1.13)

0.86 (0.74, 0.99)

Rural - Moderate MIZ

0.83 (0.77, 0.89)d

0.78 (0.70, 0.87)d

0.86 (0.79, 0.95)c

0.90 (0.83, 0.98)c

0.85 (0.75, 0.95)c

Rural - Weak or No MIZ

0.75 (0.70, 0.80)d

0.86 (0.78, 0.95)c

0.93 (0.86, 1.00)c

0.81 (0.76, 0.87)d

0.64 (0.58, 0.70)d


a CMA = Census Metropolitan Area; CA = Census Amalgamation; MIZ = Metropolitan Influence Zone

b Reference Category

c Significant at p < 0.05

d Significant at p < 0.001

Sibley and Weiner BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:20   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-20

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