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Table 1 Factors examined with regards to History of having organised Professional Interpreters

From: Barriers to and solutions for addressing insufficient professional interpreter use in primary healthcare

Explanatory variables Organised Interpreters Adj. OR p-value
No Yes Total   
N (%) N (%) N (%)   
274 (55.0) 224 (45.0) 498   
Type of primary care provider
 Family doctor 176 (62.2) 107 (37.8) 283 (56.9) 1  
 Paediatrician 97 (45.3) 117 (54.7) 214 (43.1) 1.41 (0.84–2.36) 0.19
Frequency of allophone consultations
  ≥ 1x/year < 1 mo. 95 (69.9) 41 (30.2) 136 (27.3) 1  
  ≥ 1x/mo. < 1/week 101 (53.4) 88 (46.6) 189 (37.6) 2.12 (1.14–3.97) 0.02
  ≥ 1x/week 78 (45.1) 95 (54.9) 173 (34.7) 2.99 (1.60–5.60) 0.001
Sex
 Male 130 (57.5) 96 (42.5) 226 (47.9) 1  
 Female 134 (54.5) 112 (45.5) 246 (52.1) 1.04 (0.63–1.72) 0.87
Location
 City 117 (53.2) 103 (46.8) 200 (46.0) 1  
 Peri-urban 83 (59.7) 56 (40.3) 139 (29.1) 0.59 (0.32–1.06) 0.08
 Rural 68 (57.1) 51 (42.9) 119 (24.9) 1.04 (0.57–1.90) 0.89
Source of Finance known
 No 183 (64.0) 130 (36.0) 286 (81.0) 1  
 Yes 12 (17.9) 55 (82.1) 67 (18.98) 6.62 (3.23–13.58) < 0.001