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Table 2 Association between contacts involving a positive patient attitude towards nurse substitution and characteristics related to patients and GPs

From: Could the patient have been seen by a nurse; a questionnaire based survey of GP and patient views in Danish general practice

   Patients assessing nurse substitution feasible
   Prevalence (N) Prevalence difference (95% CI) Prevalence ratio (95 CI) Adj. prevalence ratio* (95 CI) p-value
Patient characteristics
Gender Female 0.10 (137) ref 1 1  
  Male 0.14 (109) 0.03 (0.004-0.06) 1.32 (1.04-1.67) 1.42 (1.10-1.82) 0.007
Age (years) 18-40 0.20 (96) ref 1 1  
  41-50 0.10 (36) -0.10 (-0.15- -0.06) 0.49 (0.34-0.70) 0.46 (0.31-0.67) <0.001
  51-60 0.08 (30) -0.12 (-0.17- -0.08) 0.39 (0.26-0.57) 0.34 (0.22-0.53) <0.001
  61-70 0.11 (51) -0.09 (-0.14- -0.04) 0.54 (0.40-0.75) 0.55 (0.39-0.78) 0.001
  >70 0.08 (32) -0.12 (-0.16- -0.08) 0.39 (0.27-0.58) 0.46 (0.30-0.70) <0.001
Number of chronic conditions 0 0.13 (115) ref 1 1  
  1 0.11 (77) -0.02 (-0.06- 0.01) 0.83 (0.63-1.09) 0.96 (0.72-1.30) 0.799
  ≥2 0.10 (54) -0.04 (-0.07- -0.005) 0.71 (0.52-0.97) 0.92 (0.64-1.33) 0.655
Type of contact New episode 0.12 (125) ref 1 1  
  Follow-up 0.11 (107) -0.01 (-0.04-0.02) 0.91 (0.72-1.16) 1.02 (0.64-1.33) 0.896
GP characteristics
Gender Female 0.12 (105) ref 1 1  
  Male 0.12 (140) 0.0001 (0.027-0.03) 1.00 (0,79-1.27) 0.98 (0.75-1.28) 0.863
Seniority (years in practice) <6 0.15 (68) ref 1 1  
  6-10 0.08 (23) -0.07 (-0.12- -0.03) 0.53 (0.34-0.83) 0.62 (0.39-0.97) 0.038
  11-20 0.12 (86) -0.03 (-0.07- -0.01) 0.79 (0.59-1.07) 0.87 (0.64-1.19) 0.380
  >20 0.10 (69) -0.05 (-0.10- -0.01) 0.64 (0.47-0.88) 0.73 (0.53-1.04) 0.082
Type of practice Group 0.11 (164) ref 1 1  
  Single-handed 0.14 (75) 0.02 (-0.01-0.06) 1.22 (0.94-1.57) 1.25 (0.94-1.57) 0.090
  1. *Adjusted for patient related factors (gender, age, number of chronic conditions, type of contact (new episode or follow up)), and GP related factors (gender, number of years as GP, type of practice).