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Table 4 Factors associated with HCV test uptake using multilevel model

From: HIV and hepatitis C virus test uptake at methadone clinics in Southern China: opportunities for expanding detection of bloodborne infections

Parameters Estimate(s.e.) Odds ratio (95% confidence interval) P
Null model    
Random    
Level 2    
σ μ O 2 4.427(0.991)   <0.001
Model with explanatory variables    
Random    
Level 2    
σ μ O 2 4.103(0.942)   <0.001
Fixed    
Age    
<30 years old - 1  
30-39 years old 0.258(0.071) 1.29(1.13,1.49) <0.001
40-49 years old 0.433(0.100) 1.54(1.27,1.88) <0.001
>50 years old 0.725(0.302) 2.06(1.14,3.73) 0.016
Employment status    
Employed - 1 0.014
Unemployed 0.161(0.066) 1.17(1.03, 1.34)  
Clinic healthcare personnel* 0.379(0.188) 1.46(1.01, 2.11) 0.044
  1. *: Healthcare personnel are defined as the total number of physicians and nurses at the clinic.