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Table 3 Respondents aged 40 years and over who perceived that an adverse event had occurred to themselves or a household member – multivariate analysis.

From: Consumer perceptions of safety in hospitals

Variable RR 95% CI Sig.*
Age (yr)    
40–59 1.00   
60+ 0.57 0.40 – 0.84 0.004
Gender    
Male 1.00   
Female 1.20 0.87 – 1.64 0.267
Residence    
Rural 1.00   
Metropolitan 1.16 0.79 – 1.71 0.454
Country of birth    
Australian: Non-Indigenous 1.00   
Australian: Indigenous 2.08 1.02 – 5.53 0.093
Europe: UK/Ireland 1.19 0.77 – 1.76 0.407
Europe: Other 1.06 0.60 – 1.78 0.844
Asia 0.58 0.09 – 3.64 0.553
Other 1.12 0.53 – 2.21 0.752
Annual household income (AUD)    
<$20,00 1.00   
$20,001–$80,000 0.83 0.57 – 1.20 0.322
>$80,0001 0.73 0.42 – 1.29 0.280
  1. * Weighted log binomial generalized linear model