Table 2.

Odds Ratio for Consulting a Physician After Notification of Child’s High Cholesterol, From Multiple Logistic Regression

Characteristics*Total NContacted Physician N (%)Odds Ratio (95% Confidence Interval)P
Notification
 Twice23695 (40)2.2 (1.4–3.5).009
 Once505100 (20)1.0
Partner cholesterol test
 Yes372127 (34)1.9 (1.3–2.8).001
 No36968 (18)1.0
Own cholesterol test
 Yes525162 (31)1.9 (1.2–3.0).008
 No21232 (15)1.0
Medical insurance
 Yes570171 (30)1.9 (1.1–3.2).022
 No14823 (16)1.0
Some college education
 Yes371118 (31)1.6 (1.1–2.4).013
 No36877 (21)1.0
Cholesterol every 10 mg/dL
 …1.2 (1.0–1.3).018
Increase exercise
 Yes573162 (28)1.4 (0.8–2.4).158
 No16833 (20)1.0
Site
 CA19641 (21)0.8 (0.4–1.4).067
 LA20250 (25)1.4 (0.8–2.5)
 MN19065 (34)1.5 (0.8–2.6)
 TX15339 (25)1.0
CATCH group
 Intervention440119 (27)1.1 (0.7–1.7).647
 Control30176 (25)1.0
Family history
 Yes372106 (28)1.0 (0.7–1.5).855
 No36989 (24)1.0
Race
 White538153 (28)0.7 (0.4–1.3).075
 African-American11516 (14)0.4 (0.2–0.9)
 Hispanic8826 (30)1.0
  • * Each characteristic was controlled for all the others. CATCH indicates Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health.