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Table 4 Associations between participant characteristics and patterns of acute and chronic conditions

From: Identifying patterns of clinical conditions among high-cost older adult health care users using claims data: a latent class approach

Characteristics Patterns of acute and chronic conditions (other sporadic diseases)
Malignant tumor Cerebrovascular diseases Ischemic heart disease Arthrosis
OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Age (reference: 60–74), years
 75–84 1.89*** (1.35–2.63) 0.70* (0.53–0.94) 0.86 (0.61–1.20) 1.12 (0.81–1.53)
  ≥ 85 0.44* (0.23–0.83) 1.48* (1.05–2.07) 1.53* (1.02–2.31) 1.13 (0.75–1.71)
Sex (reference: male)
 Female 0.95 (0.73–1.23) 0.82 (0.64–1.05) 0.72* (0.54–0.97) 2.22*** (1.67–2.95)
Medical insurance (reference: UEMI)
 URRMI 0.60* (0.39–0.92) 0.62* (0.42–0.92) 0.52* (0.31–0.86) 1.17 (0.83–1.64)
 LR chi2 152.09***  
  1. UEMI Urban Employees’ Medical Insurance, URRMI Urban and Rural Residents’ Medical Insurance, OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval, LR likelihood ratio
  2. *p < 0.05
  3. **p < 0.01
  4. ***p < 0.001