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Table 2 Logistic regression model of predictors of needing urgent or emergency room care in past year in subjects with asthma from the 2001 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (8 states; n = 2,195)

From: Lack of insurance coverage and urgent care use for asthma: A retrospective cohort study

   Adjusted OR* 95% CI
Race/ethnicity White/non-Hispanic reference ---
  Black/non-Hispanic 2.4 1.7,3.4
  Other/non-Hispanic 2.1 1.4,3.1
  Hispanic 1.1 0.6,2.0
Health care coverage gap in past year? No reference ---
  Yes 1.2 0.8,1.8
Gender Female reference ---
  Male 0.6 0.5,0.7
Age (per 5 year increase) 1.0 0.9,1.0
Education College graduate reference ---
  < High school graduate 0.9 0.6,1.2
  High school graduate 0.9 0.7,1.1
Employment status Employed reference ---
  Homemaker/student/retired 0.9 0.7,1.1
  Unemployed/can't work 1.6 1.2,2.1
One physician identified? No Reference ---
  Yes 1.2 1.0,1.6
  1. * Odds ratios adjusted for all other variables in the model
  2. CI = confidence interval