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Table 3 Odds Ratios and Incidence Rates of Hospitalization, Multiple Imputation Results

From: Effect of socio-demographic and health factors on the association between multimorbidity and acute care service use: population-based survey linked to health administrative data

Variable OR [95% CI]a IR [95% CI]a
Chronic Conditions
 0–1
 2–3 1.31 [1.20, 1.44] 1.35 [1.24, 1.47]
 4+ 1.84 [1.64, 2.06] 1.80 [1.61, 2.00]
Age
 65–74
 75–84 1.32 [1.22, 1.42] 1.29 [1.20, 1.39]
Sex
 Female
 Male 1.45 [1.34, 1.57] 1.43 [1.32, 1.54]
Immigrant Status
 Immigrant
 Non-Immigrant 1.16 [1.06, 1.26] 1.14 [1.05, 1.24]
Education
 Post-secondary degree
 Secondary school degree 0.95 [0.86, 1.05] 0.98 [0.89, 1.08]
 No diploma 1.08 [0.99, 1.18] 1.11 [1.02, 1.21]
Household Income
 Over $80,000
 $30,000 to $79,999 1.22 [1.07, 1.38] 1.30 [1.15, 1.47]
 Under $30,000 1.22 [1.06, 1.40] 1.28 [1.12, 1.47]
Living Arrangement
 Living with others
 Living alone 1.15 [1.06, 1.25] 1.12 [1.04, 1.22]
Geography
 Urban
 Rural 1.04 [0.96, 1.14] 1.05 [0.96, 1.13]
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs)
 Does not need help with basic tasks
 Needs help with basic tasks 1.68 [1.54, 1.84] 1.58 [1.45, 1.72]
Self-Perceived Physical Health
 Excellent/Very Good
 Good 1.50 [1.36, 1.65] 2.30 [2.08, 2.55]
 Fair or Poor 2.29 [2.05, 2.54] 1.51 [1.37, 1.65]
Self-Perceived Mental Health
 Excellent
 Good 0.88 [0.81, 0.97] 0.90 [0.83, 0.98]
 Fair or Poor 0.79 [0.68, 0.93] 0.84 [0.73, 0.97]
  1. a OR [95% CI] = Odds Ratio [95% Confidence Interval], IR [95%CI] = Incidence Rate [95% Confidence Interval]