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Table 4 Multiple regression model of sociodemographic predictors of visit rates and number of recorded health problems

From: The contribution of demographic and morbidity factors to self-reported visit frequency of patients: a cross-sectional study of general practice patients in Australia

  Partial coefficient(a) (95%CI) p-value
Patient sex (ref: male) 0.0 (-0.6;0.5) 0.88
Patient age (ref: <1 year)   
1–4 years 2.2 (1.5;2.9) <.001
5–14 -0.2 (-0.8;0.4) 0.46
15–24 0.5 (-0.1;1.2) 0.08
25–44 2.2 (1.5;3.0) <.001
45–64 1.9 (1.1;2.8) <.001
65–74 2.0 (0.9;3.1) <.001
75+ 2.7 (1.4;4.1) <.001
Accessibility (ref: Highly accessible)   
Moderately accessible -1.0 (-2.1;0.2) 0.12
Remote/very remote -2.3 (-3.1;-1.5) <.001
Concession health care card holder 2.6 (1.8;3.3) <.001
Each extra health problem 1.6 (1.3;1.8) <.001
  1. (a) Interpreted as the change in mean number of annual visits after adjusting for all other variables in the model.
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