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Table 4 Unadjusted Odds Ratio and Adjusted Odds Ratio for Barriers to Healthcare Utilization by Fatiguing Status

From: Barriers to healthcare utilization in fatiguing illness: a population-based study in Georgia

Fatiguing status Unadjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI)a
  Any Barrier Accessibility KAB Healthcare System
CFS 7.87 (4.32–14.35)** 7.71 (3.74–15.87)*** 4.89 (2.01–11.91) 7.32 (3.08–17.41)**
CFS but an exclusionary DX 6.88 (3.72–12.70)* 5.30 (2.51–11.20) 4.69 (1.89–11.64) 5.64 (2.31–13.80)
ISF with Exclusionary 4.85 (2.75– 8.55) 3.68 (1.79– 7.54) 3.43 (1.43– 8.26) 3.43 (1.43– 8.26)
Conditions 4.75 (2.79– 8.08) 3.11 (1.57– 6.16) 3.89 (1.70– 8.89) 3.78 (1.65– 8.66)
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  Adjustedb Odds Ratio (95% CI)
  Any Barrier Accessibility KAB Healthcare System
CFS 5.38 (2.59–11.17) 4.59 (1.86–11.32)* 3.44 (1.19– 9.89) 5.93 (2.16–16.27)*
CFS but an exclusionary DX 5.41 (2.51– 11.66) 3.00 (1.16– 7.78) 5.88 (1.97–17.55) 4.94 (1.69–14.39)
ISF with Exclusionary 4.02 (2.11– 7.64) 2.89 (1.26– 6.61) 3.45 (1.32– 8.98) 2.78 (1.06– 7.25)
Conditions 3.72 (2.08– 6.66) 2.03 (0.94– 4.38) 3.44 (1.43– 8.30) 3.21 (1.34– 7.74)
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Non-fatigued     
  1. *indicates p-value < 0.01. **indicates p-value < 0.001. ***indicates p-value < 0.0001; p-value < 0.05 were in bold font.
  2. Note: Numbers in parentheses are 95% confidence intervals for estimated odds ratios.
  3. a The sample size reduced to 746 from 780 because the missing values of some factors used in the adjustment.
  4. b Adjusting for age, sex, race, residential areas, marital status, parental status, work status, income, and education, obesity, number of health problems, reported duration of illness, and medication use of OTC pain relieves