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Table 4 Multiple regression analysis of “being advised to visit a medical facility” and “being referred to a medical facility” among foreign residents who participated in free consultation activities held in Aichi Prefecture from 2012 to 2016

From: Factors associated with access to health care among foreign residents living in Aichi Prefecture, Japan: secondary data analysis

  Being advised to visit a medical facility (N = 587a) p-value
aPRb 95% CI
Occupation
 Professional/company reference   
 Labour/non-regularc 1.06 0.70–1.60 0.79
 Student 1.28 0.69–2.37 0.44
 Unemployedd 2.08 1.40–3.11 < 0.01
 Other 1.47 0.87–2.49 0.15
 No answer 1.17 0.79–1.72 0.43
Coverage under Japanese public insurance
 Covered reference   
 Not covered 1.56 1.19–2.05 < 0.01
  Being referred to a medical facility (N = 596e) p-value
PR 95% CI
Occupation
 Professional/company ref   
 Labour/non-regularc 1.23 0.60–2.54 0.57
 Student 2.77 1.18–6.46 0.02
 Unemployedd 3.28 1.64–6.57 < 0.01
 Other 1.32 0.45–3.87 0.61
 No answer 1.32 0.66–2.63 0.43
  1. PR prevalence ratio, aPR adjusted prevalence ratio
  2. 95% CI 95% confident interval
  3. aTwenty-one participants were excluded because it was not known if a) they were covered by Japanese public insurance or b) if they had been advised to visit a medical facilitys
  4. bMutually adjusted
  5. cIncluding trainees/interns
  6. dIncluding housewives
  7. eTwelve participants were excluded because whether they had been referred to a medical facility was unknown