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Table 3 Predictors of Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSCs) admissions compared to non-ACSCs admissions for adult and paediatric admissions in Victoria (2003-04)

From: Patient characteristics associated with hospitalisations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions in Victoria, Australia

  Adult Paediatric
Predictor Reference (Binary variable) Unadjusted OR(LCI, UCI) Adjusted OR(LCI, UCI) Direction of increased likelihood of ACSC (p<0.05) Unadjusted OR(LCI, UCI) Adjusted OR(LCI, UCI) Direction ofincreased likelihood of ACSC (p<0.05)
Male/Female Female 1.18 (1.13, 1.23) 1.06 (1.02, 1.10) Male 0.98 (0.92, 1.04) 0.99 (0.93, 1.05)
Rural/Metro Metro 1.45 (1.24, 1.70) 1.15 (1.05, 1.27) Rural 1.40 (1.27, 1.54) 1.34 (1.22, 1.48) Rural
Increase in OR of ACSC per 5 yr. increase in Age Continuous variable 1.12 (1.12, 1.13) 1.13 (1.12, 1.14) Older 0.95 (0.94, 0.97) 0.95 (0.93, 0.97) Younger
Increase in OR of ACSC per decrease in IRSED quintile Continuous variable 1.08 (1.03, 1.14) 1.06 (1.04, 1.08) IRSED Q1 (greater disadvantage) 1.03 (0.98, 1.08) 1.04 (1.00, 1.08)
Increase in OR of ACSC per increase in ARIA category Continuous variable 1.39 (1.29, 1.50) 1.11 (1.02, 1.21) ARIA 3 (less accessible) 1.26 (1.15, 1.38) 1.09 (1.01, 1.19) ARIA 3 (less accessible)
  1. Data are presented as unadjusted (univariable) and adjusted (multivariable) odds ratios (OR) and 95% lower and upper confidence intervals (LCI, UCI).