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Table 2 Multivariate ordinal regression models of current and maximum travel time to access a doctor (GP)

From: Accessing doctors at times of need–measuring the distance tolerance of rural residents for health-related travel

  Model 1: Current travel time Model 2: Maximum prepared travel time Model 3: Maximum prepared travel time (accounting for current travel time)
  OR, 95 % CI p-value OR, 95 % CI p-value OR, 95 % CI p-value
Reside in sparsely-settled area 1.44 (0.44–4.75) 0.551 3.62 (1.81–7.27) <0.001 2.68 (1.78–4.03) <0.001
Currently in paid work 1.68 (1.40–2.01) <0.001 1.34 (1.18–1.52) <0.001 1.11 (0.91–1.36) 0.301
Ratio of household cars to adults <1 0.59 (0.37–0.94) 0.026 0.77 (0.51–1.16) 0.212 0.95 (0.76–1.17) 0.612
Rely on others for transport support 2.81 (1.45–5.45) 0.002 2.20 (1.85–2.63) <0.001 1.23 (0.80–1.91) 0.341
Access ever a problem 1.66 (1.08–2.55) 0.021 1.16 (0.79–1.68) 0.449 1.00 (0.72–1.38) 0.987
Delayed access – difficulty getting appointment 1.48 (1.06–2.07) 0.023 1.45 (1.07–1.96) 0.018 1.29 (1.03–1.60) 0.024
Age < 65 0.86 (0.67–1.11) 0.243 1.45 (1.06–1.97) 0.019 1.72 (1.34–2.20) <0.001
Don’t have a ‘usual’ GP 2.88 (2.03–4.08) <0.001 1.81 (1.09–2.99) 0.021 1.11 (0.73–1.68) 0.639
Current travel time - N/A - N/A 1.71 (1.46–1.99) <0.001
  1. OR Odds ratio; CI Confidence interval