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Table 3 Sociodemographic factors associated on multivariate analysis with 6-month emergency room visits and hospitalisation in a Singaporean public rental flat population (N = 928)

From: Factors associated with emergency room visits and hospitalisation amongst low-income public rental flat dwellers in Singapore

Attended emergency room in past 6 months Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI)a,b p-value
Religious (vs. atheist) 0.43 (0.24–0.76) 0.004
Loneliness (vs not lonely) 1.96 (1.13–3.43) 0.017
Poorer coping (vs. better coping) 1.72 (1.01–3.03) 0.050
Better adherence (vs. poorer adherence) 2.23 (1.29–3.83) 0.004
Seen a primary care practitioner in the past 6 months (vs. no visit with a primary care practitioner in the past 6 months) 0.46 (0.27–0.80) 0.005
Hospitalised in past 6 months Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI)a,c p-value
Religious (vs. atheist) 0.62 (0.37–0.99) 0.050
Working (vs. not currently working) 0.46 (0.25–0.85) 0.011
Poorer coping (vs. better coping) 1.85 (1.12–3.07) 0.016
Better adherence (vs. poorer adherence) 1.69 (1.04–2.75) 0.034
Some limitation in iADLs (vs. no limitation in iADLs) 1.85 (1.15–2.98) 0.002
  1. aThe most parsimonious model was utilised in the multivariate logistic regression models presented. All variables presented were significant on multivariate analysis (p < 0.05)
  2. b Goodness-of-fit was assessed via calculating the R2; in the final multivariate model, R2 = 0.63
  3. cGoodness-of-fit was assessed via calculating the R2; in the final multivariate model, R2 = 0.65