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Table 2 Associations between predictor variables and number of GP visits

From: Predicting GP visits: A multinomial logistic regression investigating GP visits amongst a cohort of UK patients living with Myalgic encephalomyelitis

 Number of GP visits a year 
1–2
(n = 134)
3–4
(n = 161)
5–6
(n = 113)
Monthly
(n = 68)
 Test of association with GP visits
VariableCategoryn (%)n (%)n (%)n (%)Total nχ2 testp value
Time with ME1–2 years4 (12.5)12 (37.5)8 (25)8 (25)32  
2–5 years14 (20.6)25 (36.8)19 (27.9)10 (14.7)68  
5–10 years34 (28.3)34 (28.3)32 (26.7)20 (16.7)120  
10–15 years17 (21)27 (33.3)25 (30.9)12 (14.8)81  
15–20 years23 (29.5)31 (39.7)14 (17.9)10 (12.8)78  
>  20 years42 (43.3)32 (33)15 (15.5)8 (8.2)97  
Total time with ME     28.062.021*
LocationRest of UK125 (30)142 (34.1)94 (22.5)56 (13.4)417  
Manchester borough9 (15.3)19 (32.2)19 (32.2)12 (20.3)59  
Total location     7.791.050*
Trust in GPYes21 (17.6)43 (36.1)30 (25.2)25 (21)119  
No79 (35.3)67 (29.9)52 (23.2)26 (11.6)224  
Unsure34 (25.6)51 (38.3)31 (23.3)17 (12.8)133  
Total trust in GP     16.261.012*
Formal diagnosisYes129 (27.9)157 (33.9)111 (24)66 (14.3)463  
No5 (38.5)4 (30.8)2 (15.4)2 (15.4)13  
Total diagnosis     .946.814
Time to diagnosis<  3 months7 (25)13 (46.4)5 (17.9)3 (10.7)28  
3–6 months25 (32.9)31 (40.8)15 (19.7)5 (6.6)76  
6 mths-1 year31 (26.1)44 (37)22 (18.5)22 (18.5)119  
1–2 years25 (32.5)21 (27.3)22 (28.6)9 (11.7)77  
2–5 years22 (28.2)19 (24.4)21 (26.9)16 (20.5)78  
>  5 years24 (24.5)33 (33.7)28 (28.6)13 (13.3)98  
Total time to diagnosis     19.458.194
GenderFemale106 (25.8)139 (33.8)105 (25.5)61 (14.8)411  
Male28 (43.1)22 (33.8)8 (12.3)7 (10.8)65  
 Total gender     10.753.013*
  1. Note. * indicates p < .05