Table 2

Characteristics associated with seeking a second opinion by insurance type utilisation (health fund vs supplementary insurance) of the target population

CovariatesExp(B)* (95% CI)P value
Gender
 Male*Reference
 Female1.20 (1.17 to 1.23)<0.001
Immigration
 Immigrants*Reference
 Native-born and established immigrants0.79 (0.75 to 0.84)<0.001
Age group (years)
 18–39*Reference
 40–591.36 (1.31 to 1.42)<0.001
 60+0.62 (0.60 to 0.64)<0.001
Socioeconomic level
 Low*Reference
 Middle0.55 (0.53 to 0.57)<0.001
 High0.39 (0.37 to 0.40)<0.001
Periphery level
 Periphery of country*Reference
 Centre of country0.88 (0.85 to 0.90)<0.001
Charlson Comorbidity Score
 0*Reference
 1–21.03 (0.99 to 1.06)0.089
 3–41.13 (1.08 to 1.18)<0.001
 5–251.28 (1.21 to 1.36)<0.001
  • *Reference Exp(B).