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Table 2 Adjusted odds ratios of non-senior households' likelihood of registering for Fair PharmaCare during 2003

From: Registration for public drug benefits across areas of differing ethnic composition in British Columbia, Canada

  Adjusted Odds Ratio 95% Confidence Interval
Predisposing household characteristics
   Household size   
One person Ref  
Two persons 0.67 (0.67, 0.68)
Three or four persons 0.72 (0.71, 0.74)
Five or more persons 0.65 (0.63, 0.67)
   Household composition   
Without a female adult Ref  
With at least one adult female 1.74 (1.73, 1.76)
Without children Ref  
With at least one child 0.71 (0.70, 0.72)
Not single-parent Ref  
Single-parent 1.56 (1.53, 1.60)
Enabling household characteristics
   Private Insurance   
No Ref  
Yes 1.18 (1.17, 1.19)
Household needs
   Prescription drug expenditure (2002)   
None ($0) Ref  
Low (< $150) 1.21 (1.20, 1.23)
Medium ($150-500) 1.45 (1.43, 1.47)
High ($500-1000) 1.89 (1.86, 1.92)
Catastrophic (> $1000) 3.72 (3.66, 3.79)
   Total ADGs   
Zero Ref  
One 1.44 (1.42, 1.46)
Two 1.59 (1.56, 1.61)
Three 1.71 (1.68, 1.73)
Four or more 2.10 (2.07, 2.12)
Local area characteristics
   Recent immigrant concentration   
Average/low Ref  
High 0.97 (0.95, 0.98)
   Ethnic concentration   
British Isles Ref  
Other European 0.99 (0.98, 1.00)
North American 0.99 (0.98, 1.00)
Chinese 1.21 (1.19, 1.23)
South Asian 1.19 (1.16, 1.22)
Other Asian 1.07 (1.04, 1.10)
Aboriginal 0.78 (0.74, 0.82)
French 0.92 (0.84, 1.01)
No ethnic concentration 1.07 (1.04, 1.10)
   Ethnic composition/diversity   
Heterogeneous Ref  
Homogeneous 1.12 (1.08, 1.15)