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Table 3 Independent predictors of seeking professional pre-travel health advice, by traveler region of residence

From: A cross-sectional study of pre-travel health-seeking practices among travelers departing Sydney and Bangkok airports

Factor Proportion seeking advice OR (95% CI)* P value
Australian travelers  
Age    
16–35 years 73/185 (39.5%) 1.3 (0.8–2.4) 0.3
36–55 years 43/124 (34.7%) 1  
>55 years 41/74 (55.4%) 2.0 (1.0–3.9) 0.05
Gender    
Male 74/218 (33.9%) 1  
Female 83/165 (50.3%) 1.75 (1.1–2.9) 0.03
Marital status    
Married 98/205 (47.8%) 1  
Not married 54/163 (33.1%) 1.81 (1.1–3.0) 0.03
Resident of birth country
No 55/169 (32.5%) 1  
Yes 100/212 (47.2%) 2.03 (1.3–3.3) 0.004
Travel for business    
No 145/314 (46.2%) 2.38 (1.1–5.0) 0.02
Yes 12/69 (17.4%) 1  
Travel with others    
No 112/292 (38.4%) 1  
Yes 46/92 (50.0%) 2.56 (1.6–4.2) <0.001
Other Western travelers
Length of stay    
<2 weeks, 7/35 (20.0%) 1  
2 weeks - <3 months 35/99 (35.4%) 1.80 (0.9–3.8) 0.1
3 months or more 34/64 (53.1%) 2.63 (1.3–5.4) 0.009
Travel to South East Asia
No 16/68 (23.5%) 1  
Yes 60/130 (46.2%) 2.37 (1.2–4.7) 0.01
Asian travelers  
Age    
16–55 years 41/201 (20.4%) 1  
>55 years 10/23 (43.5%) 3.47 (1.3–9.0) 0.01
Gender    
Male 16/115 (13.9%) 1  
Female 36/111 (32.4%) 2.73 (1.4–5.4) 0.004
Number of countries visiting
One 22/134 (16.4%) 1  
Two or more 29/90 (32.2%) 2.38 (1.2–4.6) 0.01
  1. * Adjusted for other variables included in the logistic regression model.