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Table 5 Unadjusted and adjusted odds ratios for associations between predictor variables and levels of service use for specialist health care visits (≥3 visits)

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

Outcome variable Unadjusted OR (95% CI) P value Adjusted OR (95% CI)* P value
Predisposing Factors
Age at enrolment visit     
 Youth 0.33 (0.14, 0.78) 0.011
 25-44 years 0.44 (0.18, 1.05) 0.065
 > 44 years
Education (≤Grade 8) 0.63 (0.37, 1.09) 0.097   
Hospitalized for mental illness (>2 times) in past 5 years 2.48 (1.35, 4.56) 0.004 2.53 (1.35, 4.75) 0.004
Enabling Factors
Regular place to go for health care 2.32 (0.97, 5.57) 0.059   
Needed health care but didn’t receive it (past year) 0.66 (0.37, 1.17) 0.159   
Feelings about amount of time spent with other people 0.60 (0.31, 1.15) 0.122   
Need Factors
Major Depressive Episode 1.71 (1.00, 2.94) 0.052 1.98 (1.11, 3.56) 0.021
Blood-borne Infectious diseases (HIV/HCV/HBV) 0.51 (0.26, 0.99) 0.045 0.48 (0.24, 0.97) 0.042
  1. *Adjusted odds ratios and confidence intervals are only shown for variables that remained significant in the final logistic regression model.
  2. Bolded p-values indicate significance at p < 0.05.