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Table 3 Likelihood of missing an appointment according to patient characteristics, type of consultations, and health care provider status

From: Reduction of missed appointments at an urban primary care clinic: a randomised controlled study

Variables Odds Ratio 95%CI
Sociodemographic data   
Age (per additional decade) 0.82 0.71-0.94
Male 1.72 1.18-2.50
Asylum seeker 2.73 1.22-6.09
No health insurance 1.06 0.69-1.62
Type of consultation   
New patient 0.50 0.22-1.12
Follow-up > 1 year 2.2 1.15-4.2
Post ED visit 1.54 0.66-3.55
Identity of the health care provider   
Junior doctor 1.00  
Senior doctor 0.50 0.27-0.93
Dietician 0.89 0.37-2.17
Medical condition   
Depression 1.48 0.97-2.25
Psychosis 0.38 0.05-2.95
Addiction 2.09 1.21-3.61
Being part of the intervention group 0.63 0.43-0.89
  1. ED = Emergency Department