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Table 6 OR with 95% CI of independent variables in the equation with the choice for ED or GP as dependent variable (GP is the reference category, an OR > 1 is in favour of the ED)

From: Out of hours care: a profile analysis of patients attending the emergency department and the general practitioner on call

  P value OR 95,0% C.I. for OR
    Lower Upper
Sex male (female) 0,049 1,249 1,001 1,559
Not registered with GP (Yes) 0,000 2,696 1,856 3,916
Did not visit the ED past 12 months (Yes) 0,001 0,675 0,533 0,855
Education: No diploma or primary school 0,064    
Secondary school 0,870 0,972 0,691 1,367
University or High school 0,098 0,726 0,496 1,061
Age category (> 60 y) 0,339    
0-14 y 0,918 1,021 0,693 1,503
15-59 y 0,283 1,211 0,854 1,716
Language (other than Dutch/French) 0,006    
French 0,001 0,491 0,317 0,761
Dutch 0,007 0,522 0,326 0,836
Unemployed (Employed) 0,844 0,973 0,744 1,274
Nationality (Belgian) 0,000    
African Sub-Saharan 0,008 3,726 1,400 9,914
North African 0,001 2,885 1,513 5,501
Turkish 0,164 1,891 0,771 4,638
Other nationalities 0,436 0,859 0,585 1,261
No medical insurance (Yes) 0,032 3,231 1,106 9,442
Constant 0,000 10,859   
  1. (Significant determinants are in bold)