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Table 4 Multi-variate analysis a regarding characteristics associated with assessment, brief advice, and offering referral/follow-up, for all risks combined, 2009–10, NSW, Australia

From: The delivery of preventive care to clients of community health services

Variables included in the final regression model Assessment (N = 1284)b Brief advice (N = 1132) Offer to arrange referralc(N = 1131)
  OR (95% CI) p n (%) OR (95% CI) p n (%) OR (95% CI) p
Service type   <.001    <.001    <.001
  Aged care 2.0 (0.9 – 4.4)   57 (5.0) 1.0 (0.4 – 3.0)   57 (5.0) 0.8 (0.3 – 2.2)  
  Community child and family healthd 0.8 (0.4 - 1.6)   183 (16.2) 1.1 (0.6 – 2.3)   183 (16.2) 0.8 (0.4 – 1.5)  
  Community nurses and other nursing services 1.1 (0.6 – 1.8)   381 (33.7) 1.6 (0.9 – 2.7)   381 (33.7) 1.2 (0.7 – 2.1)  
  Diabetes 17.4 (9.3 – 32.6)*   94 (8.3) 14.1 (7.2– 27.5)*   94 (8.3) 3.0 (1.5 – 5.8)*  
  Othere 2.8 (1.6 - 5.0)*   154 (13.6) 2.7 (1.5 – 5.2)*   154 (13.6) 2.2 (1.2 – 4.0)*  
  Allied health 1.0   263 (23.2) 1.0   262 (23.2) 1.0  
  1. aLogistic regression analyses weighted and adjusted by facility groupings from the intervention trial [48].
  2. bFor N (%) for each variable included in the model refer to Table 1.
  3. cOffered to arrange referral for all applicable risks, or asked for consent to send health habits summary to GP/AMS.
  4. dClients over 18 years of age (e.g. the parent of the child seeing the service).
  5. eOther service types include: rehabilitation , chronic and complex care, women’s services, migrant services, renal/dialysis, and regional health service programs.
  6. *Significant.