Table 2

Women’s frequency of health care services utilisation during the previous 12 months*
General practitioner Somatic specialist services Psychiatric specialist services
OR (95% CI) n=4417 OR for trend (95% CI) n=4417 OR (95% CI) n=2211 OR for trend (95% CI) n=2211 OR (95% CI) n=195** OR for trend (95% CI) n=197**
Marital status
Marrried/cohabitant (1) 0.88 (0.74-1.05) 0.85 (0.72-1.01) 0.83 (0.65-1.05) 0.88 (0.70-1.11) 0.59 (0.23-1.49) 0.39 (0.17-0.88)
Single (0) 1.00 1.00 1.00
Household income
Low (1) 1.39 (1.03-1.89) 0.89 (0.81-0.98) 1.19 (0.77-1.84) 0.96 (0.84-1.10) 0.39 (0.08-1.84) 1.38 (0.89-2.13)
Low middle (2) 1.47 (1.17-1.85) 0.92 (0.67-1.26) 0.56 (0.15-2.04)
High middle (3) 1.21 (1.01-1.44) 1.07 (0.84-1.37) 0.47 (0.16-1.34)
High (4) 1.00 1.00 1.00
Education
Low (1) 1.10 (0.90-1.33) 0.96 (0.87-1.06) 0.95 (0.72-1.24) 1.01 (0.88-1.15) 0.49 (0.15-1.56) 1.43 (0.86-2.37)
Middle (2) 0.97 (0.83-1.14) 1.00 (0.80-1.25) 0.75 (0.30-1.87)
High (3) 1.00 1.00 1.00
Self-rated occupational status
Low (1) 0.97 (0.76-1.24) 1.02 (0.91-1.14) 1.06 (0.76-1.48) 0.98 (0.84-1.14) 1.69 (0.44-6.51) 1.00 (0.58-1.73)
Middle (2) 0.95 (0.82-1.10) 1.03 (0.84-1.25) 0.72 (0.31-1.65)
High (3) 1.00 1.00 1.00
Self -rated health
Bad (1) 13.82 (9.51-20.10) 0.41 (0.37-0.45) 2.35 (1.55-3.52) 0.74 (0.66-0.83) 4.66 (0.97-22.32) 0.68 (0.46-1.00)
Fair (2) 6.36 (5.08-7.97) 2.11 (1.57-2.83) 1.84 (0.46-7.30)
Good (3) 2.67 (2.19-3.27) 1.51 (1.15-1.98) 1.48 (0.42-5.28)
Excellent (4) 1.00 1.00 1.00

OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.

* Age adjusted multivariate logistic regressions including all left column variables.

**Age group 80–87 years omitted from dummy analyses due to small numbers.

Hansen et al.

Hansen et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:336   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-336

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