TABLE 4

aORs of Wave IV Health Outcomes: Single Category of Unmet Health Care Need in Wave I Versus All Other Categories

OutcomeaOR95% CIP
Cost versus all other reasons for unmet need
 Fair/poor general health1.430.88–2.31.14
 Functional impairment1.050.63–1.73.86
 Time off work1.020.69–1.51.91
 Depressed0.950.62–1.45.80
 Suicidal ideation1.080.61–1.93.79
Nonfinancial access factors versus all other reasons for unmet need
 Fair/poor general health0.910.60–1.37.64
 Functional impairment1.030.69–1.56.87
 Time off work0.900.64–1.26.54
 Depressed1.050.75–1.46.77
 Suicidal ideation0.880.54–1.41.58
Perceived negative consequences of accessing care versus all other reasons for unmet need
 Fair/poor general health1.380.88–2.18.16
 Functional impairment1.450.94–2.23.09
 Time off work1.070.79–1.44.65
 Depressed1.300.96–1.76.09
 Suicidal ideation1.400.95–2.06.09
Low importance/urgency of health problem versus all other reasons for unmet need
 Fair/poor general health0.820.58–1.18.29
 Functional impairment0.980.65–1.49.92
 Time off work1.030.73–1.46.87
 Depressed0.900.64–1.25.52
 Suicidal ideation0.820.55–1.24.34
  • A total of 3058 participants reported unmet health care need in Wave I. They were then asked to indicate all the reasons for unmet need that applied. Four categories were derived from 10 options describing why care was not received. These categories were as follows: cost (could not pay); nonfinancial access factors (did not know who to see, no transportation, no one to go along with, parent would not go, hard to make appointment, other); negative consequences (did not want parents to know, afraid of what doctor will say or do); and low importance/urgency (thought problem will go away). Covariates, interaction terms, and all other details of the regression models were the same as in Table 2.