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Table 4 Men’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=4005 OR for trend (95% CI) n=4005 OR (95% CI) n=1902 OR for trend (95% CI) n=1902 OR (95% CI) n=136** OR for trend (95% CI) n=139**
Marital status       
Married/cohabitant (1) 0.95 (0.78-1.16) 0.95 (0.78-1.15) 0.79 (0.60-1.05) 0.82 (0.62-1.09) 0.07 (0.02-0.33) 0.08 (0.02-0.31)
Single (0) 1.00   1.00   1.00  
Household income       
Low (1) 1.74 (1.24-2.46) 0.86 (0.78-0.95) 0.80 (0.48-1.34) 0.99 (0.86-1.14) 0.37 (0.05-3.08) 2.02 (1.12-3.63)
Low middle (2) 1.33 (1.06-1.67)   1.05 (0.76-1.46)   0.18 (0.04-0.81)  
High middle (3) 1.20 (1.01-1.43)   1.16 (0.91-1.48)   0.45 (0.15-1.34)  
High (4) 1.00   1.00   1.00  
Education       
Low (1) 1.28 (1.05-1.55) 0.87 (0.79-0.96) 1.08 (0.82-1.44) 0.96 (0.83-1.10) 2.62 (0.75-9.18) 0.60 (0.33-1.08)
Middle (2) 1.32 (1.13-1.55)   1.11 (0.88-1.40)   1.35 (0.45-4.04)  
High (3) 1.00   1.00   1.00  
Self-rated occupational status       
Low (1) 1.01 (0.75-1.36) 1.00 (0.88-1.12) 0.59 (0.39-0.91) 1.18 (1.00-1.40) 0.16 (0.03-1.00) 2.01 (0.96-4.18)
Middle (2) 0.97 (0.84-1.13)   0.90 (0.73-1.11)   0.39 (0.14-1.10)  
High (3) 1.00   1.00   1.00  
Self -rated health       
Bad (1) 8.01 (5.46-11.77) 0.48 (0.44-0.53) 3.68 (2.24-6.05) 0.63 (0.56-0.72) 4.82 (0.65-35.90) 0.69 (0.41-1.14)
Fair (2) 4.03 (3.13-5.19)   2.00 (1.42-2.82)   6.62 (0.97-44.92)  
Good (3) 1.84 (1.45-2.34)   1.15 (0.84-1.59)   4.38 (0.65-29.44)  
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.