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Table 5 Multivariate logistic regression model: Factors associated with safety belt use less than always using a Multiple Measure of Safety Belt Use

From: Self-reported safety belt use among emergency department patients in Boston, Massachusetts

Variable Odds Ratio P value 95% Confidence Interval
Male Gender 2.18 0.008 1.23 3.89
I just forget to wear my seatbelt* 3.07 <0.001 1.69 5.57
Rides with others who drink and drive 3.18 0.016 1.24 8.16
Ever received a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt 3.42 0.028 1.14 10.3
Uses public transportation ≥ 10 times per month $ 2.64 0.001 1.46 4.80
Wearing a seat belt is uncomfortable* 5.45 <0.001 2.74 10.8
Wearing a seatbelt is a usual habit* 0.07 <0.001 0.02 0.23
I have too many other things to think about* 3.56 0.037 1.08 11.8
  1. * Reference category is "Not at All"; Indicator is "A little" or "A lot"
  2. $ Reference category is "< 10 times per month"