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Table 4 Factors that influence the decision to seek medical care for LUTS

From: Lower urinary tract symptoms in men: challenges to early hospital presentation in a resource-poor health system

Variable Odds Ratio 95% CI p-value
Age 0.93 0.90 0.98 0.002
Education 0.86 0.81 0.92 < 0.001
Marriage 1.03 1.00 1.06 0.080
Siblings 1.00 0.91 1.09 0.929
Wealth Index 1 1.60 0.65 3.90 0.303
Wealth Index 2 1.41 0.61 3.28 0.425
Wealth Index 3 1.15 0.51 2.60 0.743
Wealth Index 4 0.87 0.38 1.98 0.740
Wealth Index 5
Mild LUTS 6.68 2.62 17.03 < 0.001
Moderate LUTS 1.14 0.51 2.55 0.755
Severe LUTS
LUTS 4-12 months 0.43 0.22 0.83 0.012
LUTS 13-24 months 1.59 0.77 3.29 0.206
LUTS > 24 months
Low Health Information Index 3.10 1.79 5.38 < 0.001
High Health Information Index
  1. [LUTS lower urinary tract symptoms].