Table 2:

Univariate logistic regression modelling of HIV virologic suppression with differing definitions of rurality as the geographic predictor

Geographic predictor variableUnadjusted OR (95% CI)
Forward sortation area (c-statistic)(0.50)
Not ruralReference
Rural0.93 (0.77–1.12)
Statistical Area Classification (c-statistic)(0.52)
Not ruralReference
Rural0.73 (0.65–0.82)
Statistical Area Classification category (c-statistic)(0.52)
Census metropolitan areaReference
Census agglomeration (with tracts)0.62 (0.51–0.74)
Census agglomeration (no tracts)0.68 (0.56–0.84)
Strong metropolitan influenced zone1.22 (0.76–1.97)
Moderate metropolitan influenced zone0.98 (0.74–1.30)
Weak metropolitan influenced zone0.76 (0.58–1.00)
No metropolitan influenced zone0.88 (0.37–2.11)
Health authority (c-statistic)(0.55)
Vancouver Coastal HealthReference
Interior Health0.61 (0.51–0.72)
Fraser Health0.77 (0.69–0.86)
Vancouver Island Health0.75 (0.66–0.87)
Northern Health0.46 (0.36–0.58)
  • Note: CI = confidence interval, OR = odds ratio.