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Table 2 Summary of multivariable analyses of barriers to exclusive VA care among OEF-OIF veterans

From: Access to the US Department of Veterans Affairs health system: self-reported barriers to care among returnees of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom

Model Odds ratio (OR) and 95% Confidence intervals (CI)
  Individual main effect models
  Any barrier* Distance or location barrier* Wait times barrier*
Recruitment Group + PNS compared to OEF/OIF registry 0.54 (0.31, 0.93) § 0.52 (0.30, 0.90) § 0.56 (0.33, 0.96) §
North compared to Southeast 1.11 (0.67, 1.86) 1.05 (0.63, 1.77) 1.19 (0.72, 1.99)
Age per year 1.02 (0.99, 1.05) 1.01 (0.98, 1.04) 1.02 (0.99, 1.05)
Women compared to men 1.04 (0.43, 2.51) 1.10 (0.43, 2.72) 1.03 (0.44, 2.46)
Married compared to not 0.59 (0.35, 1.00) 0.47 (0.27, 0.82) §§ 0.55 (0.33, 0.94) §
Employment:    
Employed (Full or part time) 1.00 (Reference) 1.00 (Reference) 1.00 (Reference)
Student 0.31 (0.15, 0.65) §§ 0.30 (0.14, 0.65) §§ 0.29 (0.14, 0.60) §§§
Unemployed looking for work 0.75( 0.35, 1.59) 0.73( 0.34, 1.56) 0.71( 0.34, 1.50)
Other non-working 0.14 (0.05, 0.39) §§§ 0.11 (0.4, 0.35) §§§ 0.13 (0.05, 0.37) §§§
Major Depressive Disorder diagnosis 0.68 (0.38, 1.20) 0.73 (0.40, 1.33) 0.66 (0.37, 1.16)
Ever had a mental health problem 2.07 (1.18, 3.62) § 2.17 (1.23, 3.83) §§ 1.86 (1.06, 3.25) §
Experienced Any Barrier §§ 2.18 (1.32, 3.59) §§   
Experienced Distance Barrier §§§   7.29 (3.01, 17.67) §§§  
Experienced Wait Time Barrier§    2.07 (1.17, 3.68) §
  1. + PNS is the Polytrauma Network System; other OEF-OIF veterans from Registry.
  2. § p < 0.05§§ p < 0.01 §§§ p < 0.001.
  3. *See Additional file 1 for progressive entry of sets of variables for the Any Barrier main effects model.
  4. *See Additional file 2 for progressive entry of sets of variables for the Distance Barrier main effects model.
  5. *See Additional file 3 for progressive entry of sets of variables for the Wait Times Barrier main effects model.