Table 5

Multiple logistic regression model of factors associated with complaining
Dependent variable
Complaining considered Complained in writing
Factors Adjusted odds ratio 95% CI Adjusted odds ratio 95% CI
Age groups (1 = 30–49, 3 = 70–87) .97 .80 – 1.18 1.20 .88 – 1.62
Sex (0 = Female, 1 = Male) 1.09 .84 – 1.40 .51 .33 – .78
Marital status (1 = Married, 2 = Single) .82 .63 – 1.06 1.46 .98 – 2.19
Education (1 = Primary/part secondary, 5 = College/university 4 years or more) 1.06 .97 – 1.15 1.05 .91 – 1.20
Self-evaluated health (1 = Very bad, 5 = Excellent) 1.01 .86 – 1.17 .96 .75 – 1.22
Understanding GP (1 = Difficult, 3 = Easy) .79 .60 – 1.05 1.20 .74 – 1.96
Referral to specialist
 Difficult 1.58 1.03 – 2.43 1.00 .52 – 1.95
 Easy 1.47 .98 – 2.22 1.03 .55 – 1.92
 Very easy (reference) 1.00 1.00
Persuaded treatment (0 = No, 1 = Yes) 1.17 .80 – 1.71 1.25 .71 – 2.21

Data from 1042 persons reporting self-experienced adverse events.

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Hotvedt and Førde BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:46   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-46

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