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Table 3 Odds ratios for frequency of contact

From: Adolescent school absenteeism and service use in a population-based study

  Every 6 months Every 3 months Monthly
  n OR (CI) n OR (CI) n OR (CI)
Moderate absence       
Crude       
School health services 466 1.30 (1.12–1.51) 134 1.78 (1.32–2.39) 138 2.36 (1.71–3.25)
General practitioner 1117 1.33 (1.20–1.47) 303 2.29 (1.85–2.84) 131 2.60 (1.86–3.63)
Adolescent health clinic 377 1.60 (1.34–1.91) 110 1.80 (1.29–2.50) 43 2.92 (1.57–5.44)
Mental health services 57 1.49 (0.96–2.29) 19 1.36 (0.66–2.81) 144 2.64 (1.89–3.68)
Adjusted*       
School health services 466 1.17 (1.00–1.36) 134 1.50 (1.11–2.03) 138 2.22 (1.60–3.08)
General practitioner 1117 1.24 (1.11–1.38) 303 2.05 (1.65–2.54) 131 2.47 (1.76–3.47)
Adolescent health clinic 377 1.32 (1.10–1.59) 110 1.55 (1.11–2.17) 43 2.86 (1.53–5.35)
Mental health services 57 1.52 (0.99–2.35) 19 1.41 (0.68–2.93) 144 2.52 (1.80–3.52)
High absence       
Crude       
School health services 106 1.48 (1.17–1.87) 32 2.12 (1.38–3.25) 39 3.32 (2.18–5.07)
General practitioner 198 1.24 (1.04–1.49) 105 4.19 (3.18–5.51) 68 7.12 (4.86–10.42)
Adolescent health clinic 95 2.06 (1.60–2.66) 36 3.01 (1.96–4.62) 24 8.34 (4.23–16.45)
Mental health services 18 2.39 (1.34–4.27) 8 2.92 (1.19–7.18) 65 6.07 (4.14–8.90)
Adjusted*       
School health services 106 1.30 (1.02–1.65) 32 1.71 (1.11–2.66) 39 3.18 (2.07–4.90)
General practitioner 198 1.16 (0.97–1.40) 105 3.69 (2.78–4.90) 68 6.82 (4.62–10.07)
Adolescent health clinic 95 1.63 (1.25–2.13) 36 2.48 (1.59–3.85) 24 8.20 (4.11–16.37)
Mental health services 18 2.45 (1.36–4.43) 8 2.82 (1.13–7.06) 65 5.76 (3.90–8.52)
  1. Odds ratios and 95 % confidence intervals for adolescents with moderate and high compared to low absence
  2. Bold: Statistically significant associations
  3. *Adjusted for age, gender, maternal education and school program
  4. n = number of participants with the specified frequency of contact