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Table 2 Multivariate model of influence of demographic and socioeconomic factors on seeking care for hip or knee pain.

From: Help-seeking behaviour among people living with chronic hip or knee pain in the community

  GP* Combinations*
  OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Age 1.00 (0.99-1.02) 1.00 (0.98-1.02)
Man 1.00 1.00
Woman 1.24 (0.84-1.85) 1.17 (0.83-1.65)
Normal weight (BMI < 25 kg/m 2 ) 1.00 1.00
Overweight (BMI 25-29.99 kg/m 2 ) 1.35 (0.81-2.26) 1.71 (1.09-2.68)
Obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m 2 ) 1.72 (1.00-2.93) 1.62 (1.00-2.62)
Lowest quintile of deprivation 1.00 1.00
Highest quintile of deprivation 1.00 (0.57-1.74) 0.98 (0.59-1.61)
Living in rural areas 1.00 1.00
Living in urban areas 2.40 (1.14-5.04) 1.18 (0.71-1.97)
Pain in both hips and knees 1.00 1.00
Pain in hips only 0.96 (0.56-1.66) 0.96 (0.59-1.57)
Pain in knees only 1.03 (0.67-1.59) 1.17 (0.80-1.72)
Pain severity 1.28 (1.13-1.44) 1.48 (1.34-1.64)
Not anxious/depressed 1.00 1.00
Anxious/depressed 0.88 (0.58-1.33) 1.04 (0.73-1.49)
No mobility problems 1.00 1.00
Mobility problems 2.62 (1.64-4.17) 2.77 (1.83-4.20)
0-1 other health problems 1.00 1.00
2 health problem areas 1.60 (0.84-3.05) 1.31 (0.76-2.28)
3 health problem areas 1.76 (0.93-3.34) 1.15 (0.66-2.01)
4 or more health problem areas 1.28 (0.66-2.48) 1.26 (0.73-2.18)
  1. *Health care professionals are divided into general practitioners (GP), or any combination of general practitioners, allied health professionals, and alternative therapists.
  2. All variables are included in the model. Adjusted odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI)