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Table 4 Multivariable logistic regression models predicting frequent ED users having > = 8 visits and frequent ED users having > =16 visits in 2009 and 2010

From: A practical method for predicting frequent use of emergency department care using routinely available electronic registration data

Predicting variable > = 8 visits > = 16 visits
Coefficient Standard error p value Coefficient Standard error p value
Age (year)
5–14 Ref
<5 0.2823 0.0292 <.0001 0.0763 0.1024 0.4562
15–24 1.0897 0.0248 <.0001 1.7732 0.0801 <.0001
25–44 0.9673 0.0241 <.0001 1.7804 0.079 <.0001
45–64 0.7146 0.0252 <.0001 1.4661 0.0805 <.0001
> = 65 0.5033 0.0266 <.0001 0.6751 0.0864 <.0001
Visits in 2008 0.5829 0.00243 <.0001 0.5048 0.00319 <.0001
(Visits in 2008)2 −0.0075 0.00011 <.0001 −0.0062 0.00011 <.0001
Sex (ref. = “Male”)
Male Ref.
Female 0.3173 0.00978 <.0001 0.2663 0.0212 <.0001
Travel Distance (miles)
5–20 Ref.
<=5 0.344 0.0115 <.0001 0.3263 0.0259 <.0001
>20 −0.2396 0.023 <.0001 −0.0685 0.0501 0.171
Chief Complaints
Respiratory 0.4202 0.0203 <.0001 0.4527 0.0487 <.0001
Gastrointestinal 0.0783 0.019 <.0001 0.1195 0.0437 0.0062
Neurologic 0.1084 0.021 <.0001 0.1487 0.049 0.0024
Skin −0.0983 0.0317 0.002 −0.4246 0.0858 <.0001
UDI 0.00071 0.0254 0.9777 −0.0999 0.0648 0.123
Lymphatic 0.066 0.0361 0.0679 −0.0848 0.0896 0.344
ILI −0.2013 0.0201 <.0001 −0.3398 0.0489 <.0001
Dental 0.4419 0.0393 <.0001 0.372 0.0843 <.0001
Pain 0.081 0.0153 <.0001 0.2139 0.0359 <.0001
Musculoskeletal −0.1625 0.0186 <.0001 −0.2645 0.0434 <.0001
Alcohol 0.2296 0.0753 0.0023 0.4842 0.1447 0.0008
Unclassified −0.1018 0.0241 <.0001 −0.0771 0.0574 0.1789