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Table 4 Mixed effects logistic regression model for seeking healthcare at a government and private healthcare facilities

From: Migrant workers’ occupation and healthcare-seeking preferences for TB-suspicious symptoms and other health problems: a survey among immigrant workers in Songkhla province, southern Thailand

Variable Category Government healthcare facility Private healthcare facility
OR* 95% CI p-value# OR* 95% CI p-value#
Current work Rubber tapper 1b 0.01 – 0.16 <.001 1b 0.52 - 2.32 <.001
Factory worker 0.04a 3.57 – 41.20   1.09b  
Construction worker 12.14c    0.06a 0.24 - 0.16
Legal status No documentation 1a 1.26 – 66.38 <.001    
Labour card 9.13b 11.52 – 325.5     
Labour card + health card 61.22c      
Sex Male 1 1.39 – 9.79 .006    
Female 3.69      
Age group 0-20 yr     1a 1.20 - 3.99 .035
21–30 yr     2.19b 0.81 - 5.79  
31–100 yr     2.16ab   
Marital status Single 1a 0.86 – 6.95 .009 1a 0.96 - 3.26 .047
Separated/divorced/widowed 2.45ab 1.59 – 9.08   2.78ab 1.14 - 6.80  
Married 3.78b    1.77b   
Duration of stay Per year 1.17 1.05 – 1.31 .003 1.22 1.11 - 1.35 <.001
Illness Common cold 2.1 0.34 – 13.1 .416 0.36 0.09 - 1.46 .170
  Aches and pains 0.48 0.03 – 9.01 .627 4.32 0.24 - 76.5 .319
  GI system 3.79 1.71 – 8.41 <.001 1.78 1.06 - 2.98 .028
  Respiratory system 4.06 1.60 – 10.33 .002 1.47 0.81 - 2.69 .207
  Urinary system 1.94 0.93 – 4.05 .069 1.05 0.62 - 1.77 .869
  Obstetric problems 20.58 5.51 – 76.9 <.001 0.97 0.48 - 1.94 .923
  Gynaecologic problems 0.52 0.15 – 1.76 .286 0.61 0.29 - 1.29 .192
  Other health problems     2.20 0.16 - 30.0 .536
  1. # Likelihood ratio test.
  2. Odds ratios within the same variable within each model not having a superscript in common differ significantly (P < 0.05, Wald test).