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Table 3 Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals of factors associated with medical pluralism in the univariate and multiple logistic regression

From: Patterns of medical pluralism among adults: results from the 2001 National Health Interview Survey in Taiwan

  Multivariate
  OR (95% CI)
Sex   
   Male 1.00 (reference)
   Female 1.44 (1.30-1.61)
Age, years   
   18-29 1.38 (1.15-1.66)
   30-49 1.44 (1.20-1.72)
   50-64 1.33 (1.11-1.58)
   ≥ 65 1.00 (reference)
Education, years   
   0 1.00 (reference)
   1-9 1.25 (1.02-1.53)
   10-12 1.13 (0.91-1.40)
   ≥ 13 1.08 (0.86-1.36)
Occupation   
   Unemployed 1.00 (reference)
   Homemaker 0.84 (0.72-0.98)
   Skilled, Unskilled 0.93 (0.80-1.08)
   Profession 0.95 (0.79-1.14)
Family income, NTDs   
   < 30,000 1.19 (1.03-1.37)
   30,000-49,999 1.23 (1.08-1.40)
   50000-99999 1.20 (1.07-1.34)
   ≥ 100,000 1.00 (reference)
Urbanization   
   Low 1.00 (reference)
   Moderate 1.15 (0.94-1.41)
   High 0.96 (0.80-1.16)
Density of TCM physicians   
   Low 1.00 (reference)
   Moderate 1.80 (1.40-2.31)
   High 2.19 (1.69-2.84)
Density of WM physicians   
   Low 1.00 (reference)
   Moderate 1.03 (0.87-1.22)
   High 0.90 (0.76-1.06)
Use of folk therapy   
   No 1.00 (reference)
   Yes 1.90 (1.63-2.23)
Have unhealthy lifestyle   
   No 1.35 (1.19-1.53)
   One 1.22 (1.07-1.39)
   Two or three 1.00 (reference)
  1. NTDs, new Taiwan dollars; TCM, traditional Chinese medicine; WM, Western medicine