Table 4

Differences in health services use in the three years before death among participants of the Nova Scotia Nutrition Survey

Family physician servicesSpecialist servicesDays in hospital
IncomeNOR95% CINOR95% CINOR95% CI
N, Median number of annual family physician services, specialist services or days of hospitalisation; OR, odds ratio adjusted for age and gender differences; 95% CI, 95% confidence intervals of odds ratio.
$20000–$4000016.641.120.54 to 2.317.181.070.52 to 2.2212.441.200.58 to 2.49
>$4000015.380.360.11 to 1.1420.104.671.35 to 16.2211.831.270.43 to 2.00