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Table 2 Univariate comparisons of enabling characteristics, by primary and specialist health service use

From: Examining the relationship between health-related need and the receipt of care by participants experiencing homelessness and mental illness

Variable   Primary health service use Specialist health service use
  All N (%) Low use (<3 visits) N (%) High use (≥3 visits) N (%) P value Low use (<3 visits) N (%) High use (≥3 visits) N (%) P value
Regular Family Physician 320 (65) 241 (61) 79 (78) 0.002 277 (64) 43 (72) 0.217
Regular place to go for health care 394 (81) 304 (79) 90 (88) 0.031 341 (80) 54 (90) 0.053
Needed health care but didn’t receive it (past year) 209 (43) 155 (41) 54 (53) 0.026 189 (44) 20 (35) 0.154
Feelings about family in general 199 (43) 147 (41) 52 (54) 0.013 176 (43) 23 (40) 0.595
Feelings about things you do with other people 117 (25) 80 (21) 37 (37) 0.001 101 (24) 16 (27) 0.607
Feelings about amount of time spent with other people 151 (31) 116 (30) 35 (35) 0.341 138 (33) 13 (22) 0.119
Feelings about people seen socially 136 (28) 104 (27) 32 (32) 0.337 120 (28) 16 (27) 0.792
  1. Bolded p-values indicate significance at p ≤ 0.10.