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Table 3 Predictors for seeking legal representation at 6 months (n = 179, 125 [70%] sought legal representation)

From: Predictors of seeking financial compensation following motor vehicle trauma: inception cohort with moderate to severe musculoskeletal injuries

Variablea Unadjusted OR (95% CI) P Adjustedb OR (95% CI) P
Language other than English (yes) 2.47 (1.23, 5.00) 0.01 2.80 (1.2, 6.52) 0.02
Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage   0.11   0.02
 Most disadvantaged (quintile 1) 0.45 (0.16, 1.28)   0.35 (0.11, 1.07)  
 More disadvantaged (quintile 2) 0.63 (0.15, 2.61)   0.98 (0.16, 5.86)  
 Average (quintile 3) 1.00   1.00  
 Less disadvantaged (quintile 4) 0.40 (0.13, 1.23)   0.50 (0.16, 1.60)  
 Least disadvantaged (quintile 5) 0.23 (0.08, 0.69)   0.15 (0.04, 0.50)  
Male 0.47 (0.23, 0.99) 0.05   
Marital status   0.07   
 Single 1.00    
 Married/de facto 0.68 (0.34, 1.37)    
 Divorced/widowed/separated 6.48 (0.80, 52.7)    
Work status before injury (working) 0.35 (0.14, 0.89) 0.03   
Recovery expectations for work (yes) 0.29 (0.06, 1.33) 0.11   
Total yearly household income (before tax, AUD) excluding number of people in household±   0.04   0.045
  ≤ $39,999 3.49 (1.29, 9.43)   3.63 (1.22, 10.72)  
 $40,000-$79,999 1.10 (0.53, 2.32)   0.98 (0.44, 2.17)  
  ≥ $80,000 1.00   1.00  
Alcohol use in the past year   0.05   
 Never 4.40 (1.15, 16.9)    
  ≤ 1/month 0.80 (0.28, 2.28)    
 2-4 times/month 1.50 (0.50, 4.51)    
 2-3 times/week 0.78 (0.26, 2.37)    
  ≥ 4 times/week 1.00    
Pre-morbid neck pain in last 6 months (yes) 0.20 (0.04, 1.14) 0.07   
Post-morbid neck pain (yes) 2.21 (0.91, 5.40) 0.08   
  1. aAll variables with p value <0.20 (unadjusted) and p value ≤0.10 (adjusted) were included in the data analysis
  2. bAdjusted for other variables in the column
  3. ±Categories of income are from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey Wave 6 Household Questionnaire