Skip to main content

Table 4 Multivariate analyses of variables associated with costs of health care (p < 0.20) in bivariate analysis.

From: How does comorbidity affect cost of health care in patients with irritable bowel syndrome? A cohort study in general practice

Costs Age Gender Organic diseases Somatic symptoms Mood disorder IBS symptom score Alcohol use
Costs for consultations ns ns β = 0.133
p = 0.002
ns ns ns ns
Costs for hospitalisations ns ns β = 0.184
p = 0.031
ns ns ns β = 0.915
p = 0.025
Costs for medications β = 0.032
p = 0.001
ns ns β = 0.031
p = 0.002
ns ns ns
Costs for alternative products β = 0.013
p = 0.052
ns ns ns β = 0.484
p = 0.004
ns ns
Total costs β = 0.013
p = 0.008
ns β = 0.090
p = 0.047
β = 0.021
p = 0.034
ns ns ns
Total costs for
IBS
ns ns ns ns ns ns ns
  1. Results are given as β and p-values if statistically significant associations were found (p < 0.05) or as non-significant (ns).