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Table 3 Men’s probability of health care services utilisation at least once during the previous 12 months*

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

  General practitioner n=5123 Somatic specialist services n=4959 Psychiatric specialist services n=4560
  OR (95% CI) OR for trend (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR for trend (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR for trend (95% CI)
Marital status       
Married/cohabitant (1) 1.29 (1.05-1.60) 1.31 (1.07-1.61) 0.98 (0.82-1.17) 0.99 (0.83-1.18) 0.85 (0.53-1.37) 0.82 (0.51-1.30)
Single (0) 1.00   1.00   1.00  
Household income       
Low (1) 1.14 (0.76-1.72) 0.85 (0.76-0.94) 0.69 (0.50-0.95) 1.08 (0.99-1.18) 1.55 (0.70-3.43) 0.89 (0.70-1.15)
Low middle (2) 1.40 (1.09-1.80)   0.90 (0.73-1.11)   1.05 (0.58-1.89)  
High middle (3) 1.18 (1.00-1.41)   0.96 (0.82-1.12)   0.83 (0.52-1.33)  
High (4) 1.00   1.00   1.00  
Education       
Low (1) 1.00 (0.81-1.23) 1.00 (0.90-1.11) 0.77 (0.65-0.92) 1.14 (1.05-1.25) 0.80 (0.49-1.32) 1.12 (0.88-1.44)
Middle (2) 1.17 (0.99-1.38)   0.92 (0.80-1.06)   0.74 (0.48-1.14)  
High (3) 1.00   1.00   1.00  
Self-rated occupational status       
Low (1) 1.06 (0.75-1.49) 1.06 (0.93-1.20) 0.91 (0.69-1.19) 1.11 (0.99-1.23) 1.25 (0.65-2.44) 1.00 (0.74-1.35)
Middle (2) 0.88 (0.76-1.04)   0.86 (0.76-0.98)   0.92 (0.63-1.36)  
High (3) 1.00   1.00   1.00  
Self -rated health       
Bad (1) 11.95 (5.77-24.77) 0.52 (0.47-0.58) 5.52 (3.93-7.76) 0.60 (0.55-0.66) 11.72 (4.77-28.77) 0.42 (0.33-0.53)
Fair (2) 3.40 (2.69-4.29)   2.46 (2.00-3.03)   5.37 (2.40-11.99)  
Good (3) 1.49 (1.24-1.78)   1.54 (1.27-1.86)   2.05 (0.92-4.57)  
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.