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Table 4 Unadjusted and adjusted log-binomial regression model for urgent priority by; sex, age, time of day, week, mode of contact and RFE by ICPC-2 chapter

From: Contact characteristics and factors associated with the degree of urgency among older people in emergency primary health care: a cross-sectional study

Variablesn(%)Unadjustedp valueAdjustedp value
RR (95% CI)RR (95% CI)
Sex
 Women8248(37.3)Ref. Ref. 
 Men6875(42.7)1.14 (1.11–1.18)< 0.0011.13 (1.09–1.17)< 0.001
Age groups
 70–743586(38.4)Ref. Ref. 
 75–793285(39.9)1.04 (1.01–1.07)0.0181.05 (1.01–1.8)0.010
 80–843143(38.8)1.01 (0.96–1.06)0.6980.99 (0.93–1.05)0.718
 85–892917(41.2)1.07 (1.03–1.12)0.0011.08 (1.02–1.13)0.007
 90+2197(40.1)1.04 (1.01–1.08)0.0111.06 (1.01–1.10)0.012
Time of day
 Day 08:00–15:294019(33.3)0.83 (0.80–0.87)< 0.0010.86 (0.82–0.90)< 0.001*
 Evening 15:30–22:598044(40.2)Ref. Ref. 
 Night 23:00–07:593265(49.7)1.24 (1.12–1.37)< 0.0011.22 (1.12–1.32)< 0.001*
Week
 Weekday6602(43.2)1.16 (1.08–1.26)< 0.0011.13 (1.06–1.20)< 0.001
 Weekend8526(37.1)Ref. Ref. 
Mode of contact
 Telephone patient, next of kin, caregiver6772(34.1)Ref. Ref. 
 Direct attendance1226(38.4)1.13 (1.05–1.21)0.0011.13 (1.04–1.22)0.003
 Telephone health professionals5173(41.5)1.22 (1.12–1.32)< 0.0011.21 (1.12–1.31)< 0.001
RFE by ICPC-2 chapter
 (A) General and unspecified3064(37.9)Ref. Ref. 
 (L) Musculoskeletal1992(38.4)1.01 (0.93–1.10)0.7541.13 (1.02–1.25)0.015
 (R) Respiratory2373(48.1)1.27 (1.19–1.35)< 0.0011.40 (1.30–1.51)< 0.001
 (U) Urological1028(28.9)0.76 (0.61–0.96)0.0220.86 (0.68–1.10)0.235
 (D) Digestive1400(41.8)1.10 (1.02–1.19)0.0091.22 (1.10–1.34)< 0.001
 (K) Cardiovascular1616(66.4)1.75 (1.63–1.89)< 0.0011.85 (1.74–1.96)< 0.001
 (S) Skin672(31.0)0.82 (0.74–0.91)< 0.0010.91 (1.81–1.02)0.091
 (N) Neurological827(54.3)1.43 (1.26–1.63)< 0.0011.55 (1.36–1.77)< 0.001
 (P) Psychological341(28.0)0.74 (0.67–0.81)< 0.0010.78 (0.71–0.86)< 0.001
 (F) Eye170(23.8)0.63 (0.56–0.71)< 0.0010.75 (0.66–0.85)< 0.001
 (T) Endocrine/metabolic/nutrition164(34.2)0.90 (0.71–1.15)0.4160.93 (0.75–1.15)0.507
 Other chapters a231(29.1)0.77 (0.68–0.87)< 0.0010.85 (0.78–0.94)0.001
  1. Log-binominal regression analyses using women, age group 70–74, evening 15:30–22:59, weekend, telephone from patient or next of kin or caregiver and ICPC-2 chapter “A General and unspecified” as reference; We used clustered standard errors to adjust for possible dependence in the seven OOH-districts; Significant values are marked as bold; aEar (H), Blood (B), Male genital (Y), Female genital (X), Social problems (Z) Pregnancy and family planning (W).*Due to model limitations with too many variables with multiple categories in the adjusted model, the variable “Time of day” was excluded from the adjusted analysis. The reported RR, CI and p-values for this variable were adjusted for a modified RFE-variable (with the categories “A General and unspecified”, “L Musculoskeletal”, “R Respiratory” and “Other chapters”) in addition to the other variables