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Table 2 Women’s frequency of health care services utilisation during the previous 12 months*

From: Socio-economic inequalities in health care utilisation in Norway: a population based cross-sectional survey

  General practitioner Somatic specialist services Psychiatric specialist services
  OR (95% CI) n=4417 OR for trend (95% CI) n=4417 OR (95% CI) n=2211 OR for trend (95% CI) n=2211 OR (95% CI) n=195** OR for trend (95% CI) n=197**
Marital status       
Marrried/cohabitant (1) 0.88 (0.74-1.05) 0.85 (0.72-1.01) 0.83 (0.65-1.05) 0.88 (0.70-1.11) 0.59 (0.23-1.49) 0.39 (0.17-0.88)
Single (0) 1.00   1.00   1.00  
Household income       
Low (1) 1.39 (1.03-1.89) 0.89 (0.81-0.98) 1.19 (0.77-1.84) 0.96 (0.84-1.10) 0.39 (0.08-1.84) 1.38 (0.89-2.13)
Low middle (2) 1.47 (1.17-1.85)   0.92 (0.67-1.26)   0.56 (0.15-2.04)  
High middle (3) 1.21 (1.01-1.44)   1.07 (0.84-1.37)   0.47 (0.16-1.34)  
High (4) 1.00   1.00   1.00  
Education       
Low (1) 1.10 (0.90-1.33) 0.96 (0.87-1.06) 0.95 (0.72-1.24) 1.01 (0.88-1.15) 0.49 (0.15-1.56) 1.43 (0.86-2.37)
Middle (2) 0.97 (0.83-1.14)   1.00 (0.80-1.25)   0.75 (0.30-1.87)  
High (3) 1.00   1.00   1.00  
Self-rated occupational status       
Low (1) 0.97 (0.76-1.24) 1.02 (0.91-1.14) 1.06 (0.76-1.48) 0.98 (0.84-1.14) 1.69 (0.44-6.51) 1.00 (0.58-1.73)
Middle (2) 0.95 (0.82-1.10)   1.03 (0.84-1.25)   0.72 (0.31-1.65)  
High (3) 1.00   1.00   1.00  
Self -rated health       
Bad (1) 13.82 (9.51-20.10) 0.41 (0.37-0.45) 2.35 (1.55-3.52) 0.74 (0.66-0.83) 4.66 (0.97-22.32) 0.68 (0.46-1.00)
Fair (2) 6.36 (5.08-7.97)   2.11 (1.57-2.83)   1.84 (0.46-7.30)  
Good (3) 2.67 (2.19-3.27)   1.51 (1.15-1.98)   1.48 (0.42-5.28)  
Excellent (4) 1.00   1.00   1.00  
  1. OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.
  2. * Age adjusted multivariate logistic regressions including all left column variables.
  3. **Age group 80–87 years omitted from dummy analyses due to small numbers.