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Table 4 Multiple linear regression model on the total number of consultations per year in an elderly population (≥65 years of age) (n = 229493)

From: Multimorbidity, health care utilization and costs in an elderly community-dwelling population: a claims data based observational study

Total number of consultations
  B (95% CI) Sign.
Age group by male gender   
65-69 (male) 1.000  
70-74 (male) 1.067 (1.055 - 1.079) ***
75-79 (male) 1.084 (1.071 - 1.097) ***
80-84 (male) 1.091 (1.076 - 1.106) *
85+ (male) 1.076 (1.059 - 1.093) ***
Age group by female gender   
65-69 (female) 1.000  
70-74 (female) 1.074 (1.051 - 1.097) ***
75-79 (female) 1.044 (1.021 - 1.069) ***
80-84 (female) 1.004 (0.979 - 1.029)  
85+ (female) 0.949 (0.923 - 0.975) ***
Number of chronic conditions 1.191 (1.189 - 1.193) ***
Linguistic region   
German 1.000  
French 0.940 (0.933 - 0.948) ***
Italian 0.979 (0.969 - 0.989) ***
Rhaeto-Romanic 0.988 (0.927 - 1.052)  
Purchasing power   
1 (high) 1.000  
2 0.975 (0.967 - 0.984) ***
3 0.958 (0.949 - 0.966) ***
4 0.947 (0.939 - 0.955) ***
5 (low) 0.922 (0.914 - 0.931) ***
Deductible class 0.895 (0.887 - 0.903) ***
Managed care 1.029 (1.023 - 1.035) ***
Accident coverage 1.001 (0.981 - 1.021)  
Nursing dependency 1.115 (1.103 - 1.126) ***
Number of consultations in 2012 1.588 (1.583 - 1.593) ***
R2 .565  
  1. ***p-value <0.001 **p-value <0.01 *p-value <0.05.