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Table 5 Public perceptions of lack of safety in public hospitals (respondents aged 40 years and over) – multivariate analysis.

From: Consumer perceptions of safety in hospitals

Variable RR 95% CI Sig.*
Age (yr)    
40–59 1.00   
60+ 0.80 0.61 – 1.03 0.085
Gender    
Male 1.00   
Female 1.28 1.02 – 1.60 0.032
Residence    
Rural 1.00   
Metropolitan 1.44 1.06 – 1.95 0.020
Country of birth    
Australian: Non-Indigenous 1.00   
Australian: Indigenous 0.50 0.18 – 1.40 0.187
Europe: UK/Ireland 0.83 0.60 – 1.14 0.251
Europe: Other 0.83 0.54 – 1.26 0.374
Asia 0.21 0.03 – 1.47 0.117
Other 1.07 0.63 – 1.80 0.806
Annual household income (AUD)    
<$20,00 1.00   
$20,001–$80,000 1.36 1.04 – 1.78 0.024
>$80,0001 1.20 0.80 – 1.81 0.385
Severity of that hospital-acquired adverse event    
No adverse event 1.00   
Not serious 1.36 0.67 – 2.76 0.396
A little serious 1.68 1.12 – 2.51 0.011
Really serious 2.38 1.85 – 3.07 <0.001
  1. * Weighted log binomial generalized linear model