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Table 2 Odds ratios for predictors of trajectory membership related to trajectory of persist generalized group

From: Variation in the 11-year trajectories of medical care seeking behaviors in diabetes patients under a single payer system: persisting gaps to be filled

  Persist irregular use Generalized to irregular use Irregular use to generalized Generalized to specialized Specialized to generalized Persist specialized
OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Gender (Ref: Female)
 Male 1.12 (0.94,1.34) 1.52 (1.22,1.88) 1.29 (1.02,1.65) 1.04 (0.81,1.33) 1.20 (0.89,1.62) 1.02 (0.79,1.30)
Age (Ref: 20–49)
 50–64 0.65 (0.52,0.81) 1.02 (0.76,1.37) 0.61 (0.46,0.80) 0.99 (0.74,1.31) 1.36 (0.90,2.07) 1.43 (1.05,1.96)
 65–74 1.06 (0.83,1.36) 2.09 (1.52,2.86) 0.70 (0.50,0.98) 0.89 (0.62,1.27) 2.12 (1.35,3.34) 1.40 (0.97,2.03)
75 3.34 (2.44,4.57) 5.19 (3.55,7.57) 0.63 (0.37,1.08) 0.31 (0.14,0.71) 3.89 (2.25,6.72) 0.83 (0.44,1.56)
Socioeconomic status (Ref: <NT$20000)
 NT$20000 ~ NT$39999 1.22 (0.92,1.61) 0.85 (0.58,1.23) 0.95 (0.65,1.41) 1.19 (0.84,1.70) 1.17 (0.73,1.87) 1.22 (0.84,1.78)
NT$40000 1.75 (1.17,2.61) 0.96 (0.55,1.68) 1.80 (1.09,2.97) 2.05 (1.27,3.33) 2.67 (1.52,4.72) 2.12 (1.28,3.53)
 Union/association members 1.06 (0.82,1.37) 0.99 (0.73,1.35) 0.96 (0.67,1.38) 0.67 (0.45,1.02) 0.87 (0.55,1.38) 0.87 (0.58,1.29)
 Local government enrollees 1.88 (1.44,2.46) 1.41 (1.02,1.93) 1.48 (1.02,2.14) 0.94 (0.62,1.43) 1.22 (0.77,1.93) 1.36 (0.92,2.00)
Urbanization of residence (Ref: Rural)
 Sub-urban 1.05 (0.78,1.42) 1.00 (0.70,1.42) 1.48 (0.94,2.34) 1.01 (0.62,1.65) 1.18 (0.66,2.12) 1.95 (1.12,3.38)
 Urban 1.34 (0.98,1.83) 1.15 (0.79,1.67) 1.59 (0.99,2.56) 1.69 (1.03,2.76) 1.79 (0.99,3.24) 2.59 (1.48,4.55)
DCSI of new-onset DM (Ref: Low severity, DCSI = 0)
 Moderate severity, DCSI = 1 0.54 (0.37,0.78) 1.03 (0.70,1.51) 0.96 (0.62,1.49) 1.01 (0.65,1.55) 2.15 (1.39,3.32) 1.35 (0.90,2.02)
 High severity, DCSI≥2 1.99 (1.36,2.89) 2.26 (1.48,3.44) 0.93 (0.49,1.75) 0.68 (0.33,1.40) 3.04 (1.79,5.15) 1.25 (0.70,2.26)
  1. Cells in boldface are statistically significant at P < 0.05. DCSI, diabetes complications severity index; OR, odds ratio. There were 2 patients who had missing data of gender and SES. One patient existed in the persist irregular use group, and the other exist in the generalized to irregular use group. The 2 patients were dropped from statistical analysis. There were 48 patients who had missing data of urbanization of residence. Fourteen patients existed in the persist irregular use group, 5 patients existed in the generalized to irregular use group, 5 patients existed in irregular use to generalized group, 17 patients existed in persist generalized group, 1 patient existed in generalized to specialized group, 5 patients existed in specialized to generalized group and 1 patient existed in persist specialized group. The 50 patients were dropped from statistical analysis