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Table 2 Association between the number of GP visits in the last two weeks and socio-demographic variables, relative risk ratios and their 95% CIs.

From: Access to general practitioner services amongst underserved Australians: a microsimulation study

Variables Number of times GP consulted per fortnight Overall p-value
  One visit* Two visits** Three or more visits***  
Age group     < 0.0001
15 - 19 0.39 (0.30, 0.49) 0.43 (0.26, 0.71) 0.60 (0.24, 1.52)  
20 - 44 0.53 (0.46, 0.61) 0.55 (0.41, 0.75) 0.68 (0.40, 1.16)  
45 - 64 0.63 (0.55, 0.73) 0.67 (0.50, 0.89) 0.68 (0.40, 1.17)  
65 + Reference Reference Reference  
Sex     < 0.0001
Male 0.72 (0.66, 0.79) 0.70 (0.57, 0.87) 0.58 (0.38, 0.89)  
Employment status 0.0064
Employed 0.78 (0.68, 0.89) 0.78 (0.58, 1.05) 0.96 (0.57, 1.63)  
Unemployed (looking for work) 0.99 (0.74, 1.32) 1.17 (0.63, 2.18) 0.63 (0.19, 2.12)  
Not in the labour force Reference Reference Reference  
Remoteness     < 0.0001
Inner regional 0.76 (0.68, 0.86) 0.84 (0.65, 1.08) 0.79 (0.50, 1.24)  
Other regional 0.80 (0.70, 0.91) 0.96 (0.72, 1.27) 0.76 (0.43, 1.33)  
Major cities Reference Reference Reference  
Personal income     0.5803
First tercile 1.12 (0.96, 1.30) 1.10 (0.78, 1.55) 1.14 (0.60, 2.16)  
Second tercile 1.10 (0.97, 1.25) 1.16 (0.86, 1.56) 0.85 (0.49, 1.47)  
Third tercile Reference Reference Reference  
Health status     < 0.0001
Exec/V Good 0.37 (0.33, 0.42) 0.20 (0.16, 0.26) 0.10 (0.06, 0.17)  
Good 0.55 (0.48, 0.62) 0.28 (0.21, 0.36) 0.34 (0.22, 0.51)  
Fair/Poor Reference Reference Reference  
  1. Bold relative risk ratios are statistically significant at 5% significance level.
  2. *Relative risk ratios of consulting GP one time compared to none
  3. **Relative risk ratios of consulting GP two times compared to none
  4. ***Relative risk ratios of consulting GP three or more times compared to none