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Table 5 Odds ratios for no MBS gap payment in 2005 calendar year for the groups defined by relationship with Department of Veterans’ Affairs and recency of widowhood

From: Does Government subsidy for costs of medical and pharmaceutical services result in higher service utilization by older widowed women in Australia?

Comparison Groups Odds ratio 95 % CIs p-value
Gold Card holder, widowed > 3 years versus Gold Card holder, widowed ≤ 3 years 2.09 0.85, 5.10 0.11
Not DVA, widowed > 3 years versus not DVA, widowed ≤ 3 years 1.28 0.75, 2.20 0.36
Gold Card holder, widowed ≤ 3 years versus not DVA, widowed ≤ 3 years 46.5 21.3, 101.9 <0.0001
Gold Card holder, widowed > 3 years versus not DVA, widowed > 3 years 75.5 36.6, 155.9 <0.0001
  1. Adjusted for age, self-rated health and ability to manage on income