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Table 5 Aggregate current health needs ¥ and reported professional and non-professional contacts for mental health problems (N = 2101)

From: Factors associated with reported service use for mental health problems by residents of rural and remote communities: cross-sectional findings from a baseline survey

Provisional service need index Sub-group n Professional service utilisation Non-professional service utilisation
   n (%) OR (99% CI) n (%) OR (99% CI)
Low (0 – 1) 1359 116 (8.5)   78 (5.7)  
Medium (2 – 5) 504 121 (24) 3.29 (2.26, 4.78)** 72 (14) 2.78 (1.76, 4.40)**
High (>5) 238 126 (53) 10.5 (6.80, 16.3)** 91 (38) 9.61 (5.86, 15.7)**
  1. Note: Based on hierarchical logistic regressions, controlling for socio-demographic characteristics (Table 3): * p < 0.01; ** p < 0.001. Scores on the Provisional Service Need Index are based on the seven health status characteristics identified earlier and their associated weights (Table 4). OR: Odds Ratio; CI: Confidence Interval. ¥ As reflected in the Provisional Service Need Index.
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