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Table 2 Factors associated with physician consultation: Logistic regression analysis

From: Use of outpatient medical care by headache patients in Germany: a population-based cross-sectional study

Variable (Reference) OR 95% CI p value
Headache days per month (HDM) (< 1a)    < .001
 1–3 2.29 1.65–3.19 < .001
 4–14 2.41 1.49–3.89 < .001
  ≥ 15 4.83 2.02–11.6 < .001
Adverse headache impact (HIT-6) (No or little impacta)    < .001
 Moderate impact 1.74 1.22–2.48 .002
 Substantial impact 3.01 1.84–4.92 < .001
 Severe impact 5.08 3.21–8.04 < .001
Sex (Malea)
 Women 1.00 0.70–1.41 .98
Age group (14–34 yearsa)    .003
 35–54 years 1.90 1.25–2.83 .002
 55–74 years 1.96 1.19–3.24 .008
  ≥ 75 years 1.02 0.46–2.29 .96
Work schedule (Part-timea)    .20
 Full-time 0.71 0.46–1.10 .13
 Pensioners 1.00 0.56–1.79 .99
 Other 0.60 0.34–1.06 .076
Occupational group (Employed manual workersa)    .033
 Employees / Officials 0.69 0.46–1.03 .067
 Self employed persons 0.48 0.24–0.92 .027
 Persons who never had a job 1.40 0.65–2.99 .39
  1. Weighted random sample; OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval
  2. areference; HIT-6, Headache Impact Test, range 6–78, higher score indicates a greater impact of headaches on the ability to function on the job, at school, at home and in social situations
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