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Table 3 Factors associated with likelihood of attachment to a GP through centralized waiting list among all subjects (n = 74, 859; June 2013 to May 2015) (multiple logistic regression)

From: Area deprivation and attachment to a general practitioner through centralized waiting lists: a cross-sectional study in Quebec, Canada

Variables in the model   Attachment to a GP
   Adjusted ORi 95% CI P-value
Material deprivationa Very advantaged 0.75 0.70; 0.81 <.0001
  Advantaged 0.88 0.82; 0.95 0.0004
  Medium 0.99 0.92; 1.06 0.77
  Disadvantaged 0.99 0.91; 1.06 0.67
  Very disadvantaged (ref.)b    
Social deprivationc Very advantaged 1.23 1.15; 1.32 <.0001
  Advantaged 1.21 1.13; 1.30 <.0001
  Medium 1.19 1.11; 1.27 <.0001
  Disadvantaged 1.04 0.99; 1.10 0.11
  Very disadvantaged (ref.)b    
Sex Male 1.07 1.02; 1.11 0.0019
Female (ref.)b    
Age   0.99 0.98; 0.99 <.0001
Local health network A 0.12 0.11; 0.13 <.0001
B 0.42 0.39; 0.45 <.0001
C 0.04 0.04; 0.05 <.0001
D 0.43 0.41; 0.46 <.0001
E (ref.)b    
Medical vulnerabilityd Vulnerable 2.56 2.26; 2.84 <.0001
Non-vulnerable (ref.)b    
Clinical prioritye 1 (most urgent) 85.88 70.32; 104.89 <.0001
2 13.43 12.39; 14.56 <.0001
3 6.82 6.22; 7.48 <.0001
4 2.13 2.03; 2.25 <.0001
5 (least urgent) (ref.)b    
Number of health conditionsf   0.95 0.91; 1.00 0.07
Health conditions Mental healthg 0.42 0.38; 0.46 <.0001
Major depression 0.85 0.73; 0.98 0.03
Addiction 0.39 0.31; 0.49 <.0001
Active cancer 1.54 1.36; 1.74 <.0001
Intellectual disability 0.72 0.54; 0.96 0.03
Diabetes 1.46 1.32; 1.62 <.0001
COPD 1.00 0.89; 1.12 0.98
Absence of condition (ref.)b    
Wait time (days)h   1.00 0.99;1.00 0.54
  1. aArea-based material deprivation
  2. bRef.: reference category
  3. cArea-based social deprivation
  4. dMedical vulnerability is determined by the presence of at least one of 19 medical vulnerability codes, as pre-determined by the RAMQ, or being older of 70 year old
  5. eClinical priority level as assigned by the CWLs’ nurses (ranging from Priority 1 – most urgent, to Priority 5 – least urgent)
  6. fNumber of medical vulnerability codes present
  7. gMental health problems excluding major depression
  8. hWait time: For patients waiting for attachment – number of days between CWL registration and May31st, 2015; For patients attached to a GP – number of days between CWL registration and attachment
  9. iAdjusted OR: Odds ratio adjusted for all other variables presented in the table