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Table 2 Prescribed drug utilization for chronic diseases and for mental health problems, assessed by multiple logistic regression (N = 691; Odds Ratios and 95% Confidence Intervals).

From: Underutilization of prescribed drugs use among first generation elderly immigrants in the Netherlands

  Drugs use for chronic diseases Drugs use for mental health problems
Need factors & basic demographics Full model Full model
No.self-rated chronic conditions (cf. prescribed list, range 0-11) 2.64 (2.31-3.02)*** 1.43 (1.18-1.74) ***
Self-rated mental health (MCS SF12, range: 0-100; a higher score represents better mental health) 1.00 (0.99-1.02) 0.95 (0.93-0.97)***
Male 1.13 (0.84-1.52) 1.17 (0.71-1.83)
Age (years) 1.03 (1.01-1.05)** 1.00 (0.98-1.03)
Enabling factors   
Educational level (no/primary education vs secondary and higher education) 0.93 (0.65-1.34) 0.99 (0.62-1.97)
Standardized net household income (Euros) 1.00 (1.00-1.01) 1.00 (0.99-1.01)
Predisposing factors   
Good Dutch language proficiency 0.97 (0.66-1.43) 1.64 (1.19-2.58)
Modern attitudes on care for family 0.98 (0.77-1.24) 1.04 (0.82-1.73)
Modern attitudes on male-female roles 0.74 (0.60-0.91)** 1.01 (0.65-1.30)
Modern attitudes on family values 0.84 (0.64-1.11) 0.59 (0.40-0.95)*
Religiosity 0.89 (0.80-0.97)** 0.93 (0.79-1.10)
Ethnic background (Dutch = reference)   
Turkish 0.42 (0.19-0.95)* 0.50 (0.13-1.99)
Moroccan 0.54 (0.24-1.21) 0.19 (0.04-0.81)*
Antillean 1.59 (0.99-2.57) 0.31 (0.13-0.76)*
Surinamese 1.44 (0.88-2.34) 0.54 (0.26-1.12)
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001