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Table 5 Unadjusted and adjusted models of the effects of travel on appointments

From: The systemic lupus erythematosus travel burden survey: baseline data among a South Carolina cohort

Outcome: travel affects appointments Unadjusted model Adjusted model
Predictor Estimate Std. error P value Estimate Std. error P value
Time to lupus medical care 0.022 0.010 0.019* 0.218 0.239 0.36
Distance to rheumatologists 0.015 0.008 0.069* 0.031 0.035 0.368
Outcome: travel discontinued medications
 Time to lupus medical care 0.013 0.011 0.269 −0.003 0.023 0.908
 Distance to rheumatologists 0.004 0.010 0.647 −0.009 0.023 0.68
Outcome: medical care transportation increases stress
 Time to lupus medical care 0.010 0.009 0.263 0.354 0.337 0.293
 Distance to rheumatologists 0.014 0.009 0.147 0.061 0.067 0.362
Outcome: number of appointments missed due to transportation
 Time to lupus medical care 0.008 0.003 0.014* 0.006 0.014 0.635
 Distance to rheumatologists 0.005 0.003 0.070* 0.001 0.01 0.958
  1. Adjusted model adjusted for age, gender, education level, employment status, self-evaluated health status, annual household income, and marital status
  2. * Level of significance P < 0.05 for each category