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Table 2 Independent factors related to self-referral to the ED

From: Self-referring patients at the emergency department: appropriateness of ED use and motives for self-referral

  B(SE) Odds ratio (95% CI) pvalue
Age −0.034 (0.002) 0.967 (0.964 to 0.970) <0.001
Urgent acuity levela −0.724 (0.072) 0.485 (0.421 to 0.558) <0.001
Injury 1.069 (0.077) 2.912 (2.504 to 3.387) <0.001
Chief complaint    
     Eye/ear/nose problems      and sore throat 1.553 (0.203) 4.725 (3.175 to 7.032) <0.001
     Chest pain 0.582 (0.118) 1.789 (1.420 to 2.255) <0.001
  1. B, the coefficient for the constant; SE, standard error around the coefficient for the constant; CI, confidence interval. aUrgent, very urgent or immediate.