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Table 6 Variables influencing residents’ two-week outpatient health visit

From: Outpatient health-seeking behavior of residents in Zhejiang and Qinghai Province, China

Explanatory variables Odds ratio (CI 95%) (n = 310) Odds ratio (CI 95%) (n = 256)
Zhejiang province Qinghai province
Gender
 Malea   
 Female 0.88 (0.49–1.59) 1.30 (0.71–2.38)
Residence
 Rurala   
 Urban 0.66 (0.31–1.42) 0.81 (0.38–1.73)
Marital status
 Never marrieda   
 Married 0.65 (0.16–2.56) 0.90 (0.21–3.93)
 Divorced or widowed 0.67 (0.13–3.42) 1.04 (0.21–5.18)
Education
 Below primary schoola   
 Primary school 1.97 (0.73–5.34) 0.88 (0.38–2.04)
 Junior middle school 2.07 (0.70–6.15) 1.13 (0.49–2.61)
 Senior middle school 2.67 (0.70–10.27) 1.38 (0.40–4.77)
 Junior College and above 2.99 (0.62–14.37) 1.18 (0.23–6.05)
Income tri-quantile
 Lowa   
 Middle 0.41 (0.20–0.83) 1.31 (0.62–2.82)
 High 0.59 (0.27–1.32) 1.31 (0.55–3.13)
Occupation
 Student/Unemployed or semi-employeda   
 Farmer 0.93 (0.31–2.76) 1.41 (0.42–4.77)
 Worker/Clerk 1.41 (0.56–3.55) 3.63 (1.28–10.28) *
 Administrator/professional 1.27 (0.63–2.55) 2.58 (1.02–6.53) *
Chronic diseases
 Noa   
 Yes 0.28 (0.14–0.55) ** 0.75 (0.39–1.44)
Self-report severity
 Not severea   
 Severe 4.18 (2.23–7.83) ** 1.91 (1.06–3.44) *
Trust in medical staff
 General a   
 Trusting 0.86 (0.26–2.87) 1.37 (0.39–4.83)
 Very trusting 0.71 (0.36–1.41) 0.69 (0.31–1.55)
Cognition of doctor-patient relationship
 Friendsa   
 Business 0.72 (0.36–1.42) 1.28 (0.57–2.85)
 Others 0.97 (0.51–1.82) 1.86 (0.77–4.50)
Hospital or doctor can solve health problems
 Noa   
 Yes 2.73 (1.01–7.38) * 0.91 (0.44–1.87)
Distance to the nearest health institution (kilometer)
  < 1a   
 1- 0.72 (0.36–1.46) 1.12 (0.49–2.54)
 2- 0.35 (0.12–0.99) * 0.54 (0.18–1.59)
  > 3 0.29 (0.13–0.65) ** 3.63 (0.82–15.99)
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.001
  2. aReference category