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Table 3 Characteristics associated with involving professional and personal relations among men with bothersome frequent urination

From: Involvement of personal and professional relations among men bothered by lower urinary tract symptoms: a population-based cross-sectional study

 Involving the GPInvolving another doctorInvolving other healthcare professionalsaInvolving family membersInvolving personal relations other than familyb
Crude ORAdj. OR (95% CI)Crude ORAdj. OR (95% CI)Crude ORAdj. OR (95% CI)Crude ORAdj. OR (95% CI)Crude ORAdj. OR (95% CI)
Age
  < 401 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)
 40–591.81(1.21–2.72)1.55(1.02–2.36)1.88(1.20–2.97)1.60(1.00–2.57)0.92(0.51–1.65)0.79(0.44–1.44)1.73(1.24–2.42)2.25(1.07–4.76)0.96(0.60–1.52)0.73(0.44–1.20)
 60–793.78(2.58–5.54)2.76(1.84–4.13)3.46(2.26–5.31)2.43(1.55–3.82)0.99(0.57–1.71)0.76(0.43–1.35)3.29(2.38–4.54)2.67(1.32–5.43)0.99(0.64–1.53)0.59(0.37–0.96)
  > 805.30(2.99–9.40)3.47(1.90–6.36)3.40(1.84–6.31)2.06(1.07–3.97)0.72(0.26–2.00)0.50(0.18–1.45)4.35(2.35–8.07)3.88(0.83–18.17)0.83(0.39–1.79)0.44(0.19–0.99)
Number of symptoms
 11 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)
 21.16(0.84–1.60)0.92(0.65–1.29)1.05(0.74–1.49)0.85(0.58–1.23)1.21(0.69–2.13)1.22(0.69–2.16)1.40(1.04–1.88)1.32(0.65–2.66)0.84(0.55–1.27)0.78(0.49–1.22)
 31.96(1.40–2.73)1.24(0.87–1.78)1.80(1.26–2.58)1.16(0.79–1.71)1.36(0.76–2.45)1.25(0.68–2.31)2.70(1.94–3.76)1.53(0.70–3.31)1.15(0.75–1.77)0.90(0.56–1.44)
  ≥ 43.54(2.41–5.21)2.14(1.42–3.23)3.16(2.12–4.71)2.00(1.30–3.08)1.59(0.83–3.05)1.44(0.73–2.84)3.25(2.16–4.89)1.89(0.72–4.97)1.52(0.94–2.46)1.17(0.69–1.98)
Available social network
 No1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)
 Yes0.87(0.67–1.13)0.74(0.55–0.98)1.00(0.75–1.33)0.83(0.61–1.13)0.72(0.47–1.11)0.64(0.41–0.99)2.06(1.59–2.68)2.00(1.10–3.67)0.91(0.64–1.30)0.68(0.46–0.99)
Involvement of personal relations
 No1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)1 (Ref)
 Yes3.55(2.72–4.63)3.04(2.30–4.03)5.11(3.66–7.14)4.45(3.15–6.27)2.40(1.47–3.92)2.58(1.55–4.27)
  1. Results in bold is considered statistically significant
  2. aOther health care professionals encompass all professional relations apart from the general practitioner and another doctor
  3. bPersonal relations other than family encompass colleague/classmate, friend, neighbor and other
  4. Adjustments were made for possible confounders: age, number of symptoms, available social network