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Table 6 Factors associated with chronic patients’ use of primary care and hospital care

From: Use of primary and hospital care health services by chronic patients according to risk level by adjusted morbidity groups

Predisposing and need factors B coefficient (95% CI) p
Primary care users
 Female gender 0.675 (0.082; 1.268) 0.000
 Agea 0.035 (0.017;0.052) 0.026
 Spanish origin 0.962 (0.198; 1.726) 0.014
 Immobilized 8.129 (6.437; 9.822) 0.014
 Palliative care 10.492 (6.457; 14.526) 0.000
 High risk level 4.631 (3.022; 6.241) 0.000
 Number of chronic diseasesa 1.291 (1.068; 1.51) 0.000
 Diabetes mellitus 2.332 (1.375; 3.290) 0.000
 Heart failure 3.243 (1.361; 5.125) 0.000
 Stroke 3.415 (1.707; 5.122) 0.000
 Dementia 5.267 (3.376; 7.157) 0.000
 Active neoplasia 2.989 (1.659; 4.319) 0.000
 Polymedication 6.600 (5.649; 7.552) 0.000
 R2 = 0.254   
Hospital care users
 Agea 0.018 (0.008; 0.028) 0.001
 Spanish origin 3.396 (2.722; 4.070) 0.000
 Immobilized −1.522(−2.422; −0.62) 0.001
 Palliative care 5.047 (3.098; 6.995) 0.000
 High risk level 2.730 (1.949; 3.512) 0.000
 Number of chronic diseasesa 0.222(0.103; 0.341) 0.000
 Active neoplasia 4.309 (3.629; 4.989) 0.000
 COPD 1.349 (0.616; 2.082) 0.000
 Depression 0.723 (0.221; 1.22) 0.005
 Dementia −1.504 (−2.560; −0.448) 0.005
 R2 = 0.151   
  1. aQuantitative variables