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Table 3 Odds of reporting the top reasons for drop out by demographic characteristics

From: Participation and dropout of Hockey New South Wales participants in 2017 and 2018: a longitudinal study

  Medical/age (N = 133; 17%) OR (95% CI) Change in circumstances (N = 126; 16%) OR (95% CI) High cost (N = 105; 13%) OR (95% CI) No time N = 99; 12%) OR (95% CI) Loss of interest (N = 57; 7%) OR (95% CI)
Age category
 0–17 years Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference
 18–25 years 1.8 (0.8, 4.1) 4.3 (2.4, 7.6) 3.3 (1.8, 6.3) 1.2 (0.7, 2.2) 0.2 (0.1, 0.5)
 26–34 years 2.1 (0.8, 5.2) 4.5 (2.4, 8.5) 3.7 (1.8, 7.4) 1.3 (0.7, 2.7) 0.1 (0.0, 0.4)
 35–44 years 5.0 (2.4, 10.3) 2.5 (1.3, 4.6) 2.3 (1.2, 4.6) 1.1 (0.6, 2.1) 0.1 (0.0, 0.4)
 45–54 years 11.5 (5.8, 22.9) 0.8 (0.3, 1.8) 1.8 (0.9, 3.8) 1.4 (0.7, 2.6) 0.2 (0.1, 0.5)
 55 + years 18.4 (8.8, 38.5) 1.0 (0.4, 2.4) 1.4 (0.6, 3.5) 0.3 (0.1, 1.1) 0.1 (0.0, 0.5)
Sex
 Male Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference
 Female 0.8 (0.6, 1.2) 2.0 (1.3, 3.0) 0.9 (0.6, 1.4) 1.1 (0.7, 1.7) 1.0 (0.6, 1.6)
Socioeconomic status
 1st quartile (most disadvantaged) 1.4 (0.8, 2.6) 0.7 (0.3, 1.4) 1.6 (0.8, 3.1) 0.5 (0.2, 1.0) 2.4 (1.0, 5.9)
 2nd quartile 1.3 (0.8, 2.1) 1.3 (0.8, 2.2) 1.4 (0.8, 2.5) 0.7 (0.4, 1.2) 1.2 (0.5, 2.8)
 3rd quartile 1.2 (0.7, 2.0) 1.2 (0.7, 2.0) 1.2 (0.7, 2.2) 0.8 (0.4, 1.3) 2.6 (1.2, 5.8)
 4th quartile (least disadvantaged) Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference
Location
 Major cities Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference
 Inner regional 1.10 (0.7, 1.6) 0.8 (0.5, 1.2) 1.4 (0.9, 2.2) 0.6 (0.4, 0.9) 2.1 (1.2, 3.9)
 Outer regional and remote 0.9 (0.4, 1.9) 2.8 (1.6, 5.1) 1.0 (0.4, 2.4) 0.48 (0.2, 1.3) 1.8 (0.6, 5.0)
  1. OR: Odds ratio; CI: confidence interval. Age was categorised in a multiple-choice question in the survey and therefore cannot be broken down any further. The 55–64 and 65 + year age groups were combined due to small numbers