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Table 2 Factors associated with multimorbidity in private and public facilities

From: Magnitude and determinants of multimorbidity and health care utilization among patients attending public versus private primary care: a cross-sectional study from Odisha, India

CharacteristicsPublic (n = 849)Private(n = 800)
Unadjusteda OR[95%CI]Adjusted ORb [95%CI]Unadjusted ORa [95%CI]Adjusted ORb [95%CI]
Age Group (in years)
 18–29ReferenceReferenceReferenceReference
 30–394.62 [2.34–9.14]*6.70 [2.89–15.57]*5.47 [1.99–15.00]*6.13 [2.06–18.21]*
 40–496.11 [3.16–11.80]*9.37 [4.05–21.64]*6.70 [2.54–17.66]*8.73 [2.93–25.96]*
 50–5910.07 [5.20–19.48]*16.73 [7.12–39.31]*14.66 [5.54–38.78]*19.42 [6.52–57.80]*
 60–6911.06 [5.67–21.56]*17.21 [7.35–40.28]*11.90 [4.43–31.92]*16.48 [5.45–49.83]*
 > =7017.64 [8.31–37.64]*26.29 [10.52–65.66]*12.93 [4.55–36.69]*20.73 [6.54–65.67]*
Gender
 MaleReferenceReferenceReferenceReference
 Female1.39 [1.03–1.89]*1.59 [1.11–2.27]*1.30 [0.90–1.88]1.61 [1.07–2.42]*
Ethnicity
 AboriginalReferenceReferenceReferenceReference
 Nonaboriginal2.02 [1.31–3.12]*1.56 [1.06–2.32]*1.60 [1.14–2.26]*1.52 [0.95–2.45]
Socio Economic Status
 Below Poverty LineReferenceReferenceReferenceReference
 Above Poverty Line1.19 [0.87–1.63]1.30 [0.90–1.86]1.68 [1.16–2.42]*1.35 [1.01–2.06]*
Highest Education
 No SchoolingReferenceReferenceReferenceReference
 Primary0.96 [0.67–1.36]1.26 [0.83–1.93]1.83 [1.19–2.81]*2.59 [1.59–4.23]*
 Secondary and above0.54 [0.36–0.79]1.21 [0.72–2.05]1.01 [0.64–1.60]1.99 [1.11–3.55]*
Marital Status
 SingleReferenceReferenceReferenceReference
 Married1.04 [0.71–1.52]0.61 [0.36–1.01]2.39 [1.38–4.16]*0.93 [0.49–1.78]
  1. * P value < 0.05
  2. aUnivariate logisitic regression
  3. bMultivariable logistic regression
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