Table 4

Multi-variate analysisa regarding characteristics associated with assessment, brief advice, and offering referral/follow-up, for all risks combined, 2009–10, NSW, Australia
Variables included in the final regression model Assessment (N = 1284)b Brief advice (N = 1132) Offer to arrange referralc (N = 1131)
OR (95% CI) p n (%) OR (95% CI) p n (%) OR (95% CI) p
Service type <.001 <.001 <.001
  Aged care 2.0 (0.9 – 4.4) 57 (5.0) 1.0 (0.4 – 3.0) 57 (5.0) 0.8 (0.3 – 2.2)
  Community child and family healthd 0.8 (0.4 - 1.6) 183 (16.2) 1.1 (0.6 – 2.3) 183 (16.2) 0.8 (0.4 – 1.5)
  Community nurses and other nursing services 1.1 (0.6 – 1.8) 381 (33.7) 1.6 (0.9 – 2.7) 381 (33.7) 1.2 (0.7 – 2.1)
  Diabetes 17.4 (9.3 – 32.6)* 94 (8.3) 14.1 (7.2– 27.5)* 94 (8.3) 3.0 (1.5 – 5.8)*
  Othere 2.8 (1.6 - 5.0)* 154 (13.6) 2.7 (1.5 – 5.2)* 154 (13.6) 2.2 (1.2 – 4.0)*
  Allied health 1.0 263 (23.2) 1.0 262 (23.2) 1.0

aLogistic regression analyses weighted and adjusted by facility groupings from the intervention trial [48].

bFor N (%) for each variable included in the model refer to Table 1.

cOffered to arrange referral for all applicable risks, or asked for consent to send health habits summary to GP/AMS.

dClients over 18 years of age (e.g. the parent of the child seeing the service).

eOther service types include: rehabilitation , chronic and complex care, women’s services, migrant services, renal/dialysis, and regional health service programs.

*Significant.

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