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Table 4 Results of logistic regression analysis for the odds of ranking dental care first for new government spending (No=0, Yes=1)

From: Public preferences for government spending in Canada

Characteristics Model 1: Unadjusted OR† Model 2: Adjusted OR‡
  Odds ratio [95% CI] P Odds ratio [95% CI] P
Sex     
Male 0.98 [0.73,1.34] 0.933 0.99 [0.67,1.45] 0.989
Female (reference)     
Age     
18 29 1.17 [0.68,2.02] 0.579 1.52 [0.74,3.15] 0.258
30–44 0.99 [0.59,1.69] 0.988 2.03 [1.04,3.97] 0.038
45–64 1.14 [0.69,1.87] 0.619 1.88 [0.99,3.55] 0.053
65+ (reference)     
Household income     
<$20-000 2.70 [1.56,4.66] 0.000 2.15 [1.10,4.17] 0.024
$20,000-<$40,000 1.58 [0.97,2.56] 0.066 1.09 [0.60, 1.97] 0.787
$40,000-<$60,000 1.23 [0.74,2.05] 0.424 1.04 [0.59, 1.83] 0.893
$60,000-<$80,000 0.98 [0.53,1.81] 0.955 1.01 [0.52, 1.94] 0.977
$80,000+ (reference)     
Educational attainment     
<High-school 0.98 [0.65,1.46] 0.901 0.94 [0.57,1.53] 0.790
College 1.58 [1.07,2.32] 0.022 1.64 [1.02,2.65] 0.041
University/Post-grad (reference)     
Private health insurance status     
Insured 0.38 [0.27,0.51] 0.000 0.313 [0.20,0.48] 0.000
Non-insured (reference)     
Residence status     
Rural 1.19 [0.80,1.77] 0.389  
Urban (reference)     
  1. † Model 1 entered all variables independently.
  2. ‡ Model 2 entered variables significant (p<0.05) deemed important from model 1.