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Table 4 Prevalence ratios of the patient-assessed importance of seeing the personal GP (very important as the response variable) in consultations with the personal GP, adjusted for the presented characteristics

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 the encounter with the personal GP 'very important’
   Prevalence (N) Prevalence difference (95% CI) Prevalence ratio (95 CI) Adj. prevalence ratio (95 CI) P-value
Patient characteristics
Substitution considered a possibility Yes 0.37 (82) ref 1 1  
  No 0.70 (1,246) -0.32 (-0.39- -0.26) 0.54 (0.45-0.64) 0.57 (0.45-0.71) <0.001
Gender Female 0.70 (867) ref 1 1  
  Male 0.61 460) -0.09 (-0.13- -0.05) 0.87 (0.81-0.93) 0.87 (0.77-1.03) 0.017
Age (years) 18-40 0.56 (234) ref 1 1  
  41-50 0.69 (233) 0.13 (0.06-0.20) 1.24 (1.11-1.38) 1.17 (0.97-1.42) 0.099
  51-60 0.68 (248) 0.12 (0.05- 0.19) 1.21 (1.08-1.35) 1.11 (0.92-1.35) 0.276
  61-70 0.73 (335) 0.16 (0.10-0.23) 1.29 (1.17-1.43) 1.20 (1.00-1.44) 0.053
  >70 0.66 (278) 0.10 (0.04-0.17) 1.18 (1.06-1.32) 1.04 (0.82-1.26) 0.711
Number of chronic conditions 0 0.59 (449) ref 1 1  
  1 0.69 (468) 0.10 (0.05- 0.15) 1.16 (1.08-1.26) 1.10 (0.96-1.27) 0.174
  ≥2 0.72 (411) 0.13 (0.08- 0.18) 1.22 (1.13-1.32) 1.14 (0.97-1.33) 0.108
Type of contact New episode 0.73 (705) ref 1 1  
  Follow-up 0.60 (548) 0.13 (0.09-0.17) 1.22 (1.14-1.30) 1.18 (1.05-1.33) 0.004