Table 1

Univariate association between level of continuity of care and categorical variables.

Do you have your family doctor?
NoYes, but do not know the nameYes, and know the nameYes, but do not know the name/NoYes, and know the name/No
(n=3315)(n=101)(n=471)
n (%)†n (%)†n (%)†OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)
Age
 <25546 (16.5)9 (8.9)28 (5.9)RefRef
 25 to 451128 (34.0)26 (25.7)124 (26.3)1.40 (0.66 to 3.01)2.14 (1.40 to 3.27)
 46 to 651041 (31.4)40 (39.6)124 (36.3)2.33 (1.12 to 4.84)3.20 (2.12 to 4.84)
 >66600 (18.1)26 (25.7)148 (31.4)2.63 (1.22 to 5.66)4.81 (3.16 to 7.32)
Rurality (yes)574 (17.3)25 (24.8)81 (17.2)1.57 (0.99 to 2.49)0.99 (0.77 to 1.28)
Sex (Female)2005 (60.5)69 (68.3)338 (71.8)1.41 (0.92 to 2.16)1.66 (1.34 to 2.05)
Marital status
 Married1804 (54.4)56 (55.4)262 (55.6)RefRef
 Separated or Divorced287 (8.7)10 (9.9)51 (10.8)1.12 (0.57 to 2.23)1.22 (0.88 to 1.69)
 Single885 (26.7)20 (19.8)84 (17.8)0.73 (0.43 to 1.22)0.65 (0.50 to 0.85)
 Widowed339 (10.2)15 (14.9)74 (15.7)1.43 (0.80 to 2.55)1.50 (1.13 to 1.99)
Educational level
 <8 years1018 (30.7)44 (43.6)162 (34.5)RefRef
 8–12 years1892 (57.1)52 (51.5)237 (50.4)0.64 (0.42 to 0.96)0.79 (0.64 to 0.97)
 >12 years402 (12.1)5 (5.0)71 (15.1)0.29 (0.11 to 0.73)1.11 (0.82 to 1.50)
Occupation
 Worker1499 (45.5)38 (37.6)177 (37.7)RefRef
 Not worker1237 (37.6)40 (39.6)147 (31.3)1.28 (0.81 to 2.00)1.01 (0.8 to 1.27)
 Retired556 (16.9)23 (22.8)146 (31.1)1.63 (0.96 to 2.76)2.22 (1.75 to 2.83)
Cardiovascular risk
 Low1799 (54.3)43 (42.6)174 (36.9)RefRef
 High1322 (39.9)47 (46.5)241 (51.2)1.49 (0.98 to 2.27)1.88 (1.53 to 2.32)
 Very High194 (5.9)11 (10.9)56 (11.9)2.37 (1.20 to 4.68)2.98 (2.13 to 4.17)
Level of physical activity
 Low1013 (31.3)45 (45.5)162 (35.9)RefRef
 Moderate625 (19.3)17 (17.2)95 (21.1)0.61 (0.35 to 1.08)0.95 (0.72 to 1.25)
 High1601 (49.4)37 (37.4)194 (43.0)0.52 (0.33 to 0.81)0.76 (0.61 to 0.95)
Current smoker (yes)1140 (35.2)30 (30.9)120 (26.3)0.82 (0.53 to 1.27)0.65 (0.52 to 0.82)
Nutritional status
 BMI <25943 (31.3)20 (22.5)112 (25.7)RefRef
 BMI 25 to 29.91199 (39.8)35 (39.3)151 (34.7)1.38 (0.80 to 2.40)1.06 (0.82 to 1.37)
 BMI>30873 (29.0)34 (38.2)172 (39.5)1.84 (1.05 to 3.22)1.66 (1.29 to 2.14)
Household income
 US$<3742084 (64.9)78 (78.8)278 (61.2)RefRef
 US$ 374 to 12681072 (33.4)19 (19.2)163 (35.9)0.47 (0.29 to 0.79)1.14 (0.93 to 1.40)
 >US$126855 (1.7)2 (2.0)13 (2.9)0.97 (0.23 to 4.06)1.77 (0.96 to 3.28)
DM diagnosis (Yes)328 (11.1)15 (17.4)75 (17.3)1.70 (0.96 to 2.99)1.68 (1.27 to 2.20)
 Years since diagnosis DM (mean (SD)) (n=327)8.8 (9.9)9.3 (5.9)10.9 (9.0)
 HbA1c (mean (SD)) (n=348)8.4 (2.5)7.8 (2.2)8.8 (2.4)
Hypertension diagnosis (Yes)994 (32.2)38 (40.0)220 (49.4)1.40 (0.93 to 2.13)2.06 (1.68 to 2.52)
 Years since diagnosis hypertension (mean (SD)) (n=872)11.1 (12.2)13.6 (15.0)10.7 (9.8)
 PAS (mm Hg) (mean(SD)) (n=1194)152.0 (21.6)149.7 (23.8)150.5 (20.4)
 PAD (mm Hg) (mean(SD)) (n=1194)*84.4 (11.9)80.9 (12.0)81.9 (11.6)
  • *ANOVA p-value<0.01.

  • †Column per cent.

  • BMI, body mass index; DM, diabetes mellitus; HbA1c, glycosylate haemoglobin; PAD, Diastolic Blood Pressure; PAS, Systolic Blood Pressure; Ref, reference.