Table 3

Polytomous logistic regression for Predictors of Visiting Eye Care Provider for adults (≥ age 40 years)- The 2006–2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey* (N = 118,075)
PREDICTORS OCULAR VISIT WITHIN THE PAST TWO YEARS** OCULAR VISIT ≥ TWO YEARS**
OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Age(ref = 40–49 years old) 1.00 1.00
50-59 years old 2.18 1.55-3.09 1.57 1.11-2.22
60-69 years old 4.65 2.25-7.85 3.05 1.79-5.17
≥ 70 years old 6.82 3.70-12.57 3.08 1.65-5.76
Gender(ref = male) 1.00 1.00
Female 2.87 2.12-3.91 2.22 1.62-3.03
Race/Ethnicity(ref = White, Non-Hispanic) 1.00 1.00
Black, Non-Hispanic 0.74 0.73-1.29 0.64 0.37-1.12
Other, Non-Hispanic 0.90 0.42-1.93 0.72 0.33-1.57
Hispanic 0.91 0.41-2.01 0.54 0.23-1.27
Marital Status(ref = Married, Living with Partner) 1.00 1.00
Widowed, Divorced or Separated 1.07 0.74-1.57 1.43 0.97-2.09
Single 1.43 0.98-2.09 1.77 0.92-3.42
Education(ref = Less than High School) 1.00 1.00
High School Diploma 1.89 1.20-2.97 1.25 0.79-1.97
Attended College 3.03 1.81-5.08 1.85 1.10-3.11
Graduated from College 5.16 3.02-8.81 2.35 1.37-4.04
Eye Provider Insurance(ref = No Eye Insurance) 1.00 1.00
Yes 2.08 1.46-2.95 1.05 0.74-1.50
General Health Insurance(ref = No Health Insurance) 1.00 1.00
Yes 2.66 1.80-3.93 1.76 1.19-2.61
Diabetes Status(ref = no diabetes) 1.00 1.00
Yes, has diabetes 3.53 1.66-7.50 2.24 1.06-4.80
High Blood Pressure Status(ref = no high blood pressure) 1.00 1.00
Yes, has high blood pressure 1.54 1.08-2.20 1.63 1.14-2.34
Far Vision Difficulties(ref = has little to moderate) 1.00 1.00
Has Moderate to Extreme 1.68 0.74-3.82 1.58 0.69-3.62
Near Vision Difficulties(ref = has little to moderate) 1.00 1.00
Has Moderate to Extreme 1.42 1.11-2.08 0.92 0.61-1.40
Eye Disease Status(ref = has no Eye Disease) 1.00 1.00
Has eye disease (e.g. cataract, glaucoma, and/or ARMD) 4.74 1.06-21.22 1.80 0.40-8.11

** Reference group = Never.

*Statistically significant findings in bold.

Caban-Martinez et al.

Caban-Martinez et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:253   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-253

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