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Table 4 Adjusted incidence risk ratios for regression of access to healthcare in last 30 days on selected explanatory variables, among older persons in Uganda

From: Determinants of access to healthcare by older persons in Uganda: a cross-sectional study

  Model (1) Model (2) Model (3)
Variables Adjusted RR 95% CI Adjusted RR 95% CI Adjusted RR 95% CI
Age group       
50-59 1.00   1.00   1.00  
60-69 1.03 [0.96-1.10] 1.04 [0.97-1.11] 1.05 [0.98-1.12]
70-79 0.90* [0.83-0.98] 0.91* [0.84-1.00] 0.95 [0.87-1.03]
80+ 0.80** [0.69-0.93] 0.82** [0.71-0.95] 0.87 [0.76-1.01]
Living alone       
Yes 0.89 [0.77-1.02] 0.89 [0.77-1.02] 0.90 [0.79-1.03]
No 1.00   1.00   1.00  
Marital status       
Married 1.00   1.00   1.00  
Divorced/separated 0.96 [0.86-1.08] 0.97 [0.86-1.09] 0.97 [0.87-1.09]
Widowed 0.97 [0.91-1.04] 0.99 [0.92-1.06] 0.98 [0.91-1.05]
Poverty status       
Poor    0.90* [0.83-0.98] 0.91* [0.83-0.99]
Not-poor    1.00   1.00  
Household owns bicycle at present      
Yes    1.07* [1.00-1.14] 1.06 [0.99-1.13]
No    1.00   1.00  
Household source of earnings      
Farming    1.00   1.00  
Wages    1.08* [1.01-1.16] 1.08* [1.00-1.15]
Remittances    1.00 [0.90-1.11] 1.00 [0.91-1.11]
Days did not work due to sickness     
0      1.00  
1-7      1.19*** [1.10-1.30]
8-14      1.19*** [1.07-1.31]
15+      1.08 [0.97-1.21]
Reported NCD++       
Yes      1.09* [1.01-1.16]
No      1.00  
Difficulty walking       
No    1.00  
Some      0.90** [0.83-0.97]
A lot/can’t      0.84** [0.75-0.95]
Observations 1602   1602   1602  
  1. RR = Risk Ratios; CI = Confidence Interval; *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001; ++ NCDs included hypertension- diabetes & heart disease; Model (1) = adjusting for predisposing factors; Model (2) = adjusting for enabling factors; Model (3) = adjusting for health need factors.