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Table 3 Key Findings for the influence of rural residence on chemotherapy access

From: A systematic review of geographical variation in access to chemotherapy

Study Un-adjusted OR (CI) Adjusted OR for receipt of chemotherapy (CI) P-value
Pitchforth ‘02 [43] Numbers presented, but no unadjusted ORs presented Rurality: adjusted OR 1.25 (0.99 to 1.51) Not stated
A post-hoc analysis of the effect of distance, grouped as <95 km and ≥95 km (straight line distance) and an interaction term for ‘no-cancer’ hospital. The results were “not statistically significant” although it is not shown.
McLeod ‘99 [41] Rurality: 0.77 (0.63 to 0.95) Rurality: 0.88 (0.71 to 1.10) Not stated
Laing ‘13 [45] No OR presented, Read from figure: 3 % (rural) compared with 2 % (urban) p = 0.12. Not adjusted 0.12