Table 2

Multivariate logistic regression of predisposing, enabling and need predictors of emergency service use by individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs)

Predictor variablesp ValueOdds (95% CI)
Predisposing
 ASD severity0.081.1 (1.0 to 1.1)
Enabling
 Family in crisis0.092.1 (0.9 to 5.1)
 Unstructured daytime activities0.0043.2 (1.4 to 7.0)
Need
 Medical comorbidity0.541.2 (0.6 to 2.5)
 On medication0.431.4 (0.6 to 2.8)
 History of hurting others0.02*2.3 (1.2 to 4.7)
 ED visit in last year0.001**3.4 (1.7 to 6.8)
  • *p<0.05, **p<0.01.