Table 2

Unmet needs for healthcare between people without a disability, people with a mild disability, and people with a severe disability, adjusted ORs

ParametersSex and age-adjusted OR
(95% CI)
Fully-adjusted OR
(95% CI)
1. Unmet need due to long waiting list(s)
 People with a mild disability2.37***
(2.12 to 2.65)
1.98***
(1.72 to 2.27)
 People with a severe disability3.24***
(2.81 to 3.73)
2.38***
(1.96 to 2.89)
2. Unmet need due to distance or transportation problems
 People with a mild disability3.37***
(2.40 to 4.72)
1.93**
(1.26 to 2.95)
 People with a severe disability11.37***
(8.15 to 15.87)
4.32***
(2.66 to 7.00)
3. Unmet need due to cost of medical examination or treatment
 People with a mild disability3.80***
(2.69 to 5.35)
2.12**
(1.37 to 3.30)
 People with a severe disability6.54***
(4.46 to 9.60)
3.35***
(1.94 to 5.80)
4. Unmet need due to cost of prescribed medicines
 People with a mild disability4.15***
(2.76 to 6.26)
3.56***
(2.16 to 5.86)
 People with a severe disability6.51***
(4.04 to 10.48)
5.39***
(2.77 to 10.50)
5. Unmet need for mental healthcare due to cost
 People with a mild disability4.15***
(2.76 to 6.26)
4.45***
(2.15 to 9.18)
 People with a severe disability6.51***
(4.04 to 10.48)
7.24***
(2.89 to 18.15)
  • Reference: people without a disability.

  • Observations : (1) 12 780; (2) 12 840; (3) 12 831; (4) 11 677; (5) 11 278.

  • **p<0.01. ***p<0.001.