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Table 3 Odds ratios of health care visits, by visit type and Veteran status

From: Canadian Veteran chronic disease prevalence and health services use in the five years following release: a matched retrospective cohort study using routinely collected data

Visit type N (%) Crude odds ratio
(95% CI)
p Adjusted odds ratio*
(95% CI)
p Adjusted odds ratio **
(95% CI)
p
Primary care physician visits
Veterans 26,268 (85.9) 1.61 (1.55–1.66)  < 0.0001 1.63 (1.57–1.69)  < 0.001 1.76 (1.70–1.83)  < 0.001
Gen Pop 96,806 (79.2) 1.00 (ref) 1.00 (ref) 1.00 (ref)
Specialist physician visits
Veterans 18,507 (60.5) 1.27 (1.24–1.30)  < 0.0001 1.28 (1.25–1.31)  < 0.0001 1.39 (1.35–1.42)  < 0.001
Gen Pop 66,973 (54.8) 1.00 (ref) 1.00 (ref) 1.00 (ref)
Emergency department visits
Veterans 12,875 (42.1) 0.91 (0.88–0.93)  < 0.0001 0.89 (0.86–0.91)  < 0.0001 0.95 (0.92–0.97)  < 0.0001
Gen Pop 54,453 (44.5) 1.00 (ref) 1.00 (ref) 1.00 (ref)
Hospitalizations
Veterans 3,236 (10.6) 0.90 (0.86–0.93)  < 0.0001 0.88 (0.85–0.92)  < 0.0001 0.99 (0.95–1.03) 0.50
Gen Pop 14,272 (11.7) 1.00 (ref) 1.00 (ref) 1.00 (ref)
Home care visits
Veterans 900 (2.9) 0.86 (0.80–0.93)  < 0.0001 0.86 (0.80–0.92)  < 0.0001 0.97 (0.90–1.04) 0.39
Gen Pop 4,147 (3.4) 1.00 (ref) 1.00 (ref) 1.00 (ref)
  1. N Number of events, CI Confidence interval, ref Reference group, gen pop General population
  2. *Adjusted for age, sex, region of residence, income, rurality
  3. **Adjusted for age, sex, region of residence, income, rurality, asthma, COPD, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, myocardial infarction and rheumatoid arthritis