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Table 3 - Multivariate analyses of all the variables considered in the study (Data collection January–September 2015)

From: Multimorbidity: can general practitioners identify the health conditions most important to their patients? Results from a national cross-sectional study in Switzerland

   46 groups of conditions (N = 572) 15 chapters of ICPC-2 (N = 585)
   Odds ratio (95% CI) p-value Odds ratio (95% CI) p-value
Patient-related variables      
No. of chronic conditions 3 (reference)     
4 or 5 0.53 (0.31;0.89) 0.02 0.6 (0.34;1.01) 0.06
6 or more 0.59 (0.34;1) 0.05 0.64 (0.36;1.09) 0.11
Age per year 0.99 (0.98;1.01) 0.22 0.99 (0.98;1.01) 0.32
Sex Male (reference)     
Female 0.98 (0.69;1.41) 0.92 1.11 (0.77;1.59) 0.59
Level of education Primary school/ no diploma (reference)     
Secondary school 1.17 (0.55;2.51) 0.68 1.18 (0.55;2.58) 0.68
Practical professional training 1.53 (0.87;2.69) 0.14 1.16 (0.66;2.03) 0.60
High school or equivalent 1.05 (0.54;2.05) 0.89 1.33 (0.68;2.65) 0.41
Vocational school or training 1.66 (0.94;2.94) 0.08 1.45 (0.82;2.57) 0.20
Non-university higher education 0.89 (0.42;1.89) 0.76 1.28 (0.59;2.8) 0.54
University 0.79 (0.32;1.92) 0.60 0.91 (0.37;2.25) 0.84
No. of MDs involved in patient’s treatment 1 (reference)     
2 1.05 (0.66;1.67) 0.84 1.13 (0.7;1.82) 0.62
3 1.22 (0.74;2.01) 0.44 1.07 (0.64;1.78) 0.80
4 or more 1.11 (0.67;1.84) 0.69 0.87 (0.52;1.45) 0.59
No. of GP visits in last 12 months per unit 0 (0;0)   0 (0;0)  
No. of years followed by GP per year 1 (0.97;1.03) 0.92 1 (0.97;1.03) 0.95
GP-related variables      
Sex Male (reference)     
Female 1.49 (0.96;2.33) 0.08 0.99 (0.64;1.54) 0.96
No. of years of practice per year 1.01 (0.99;1.04) 0.39 1.02 (0.99;1.05) 0.20
No. of consultations per week ≤ 30 (reference)     
]30–70] 0.82 (0.1;5.49) 0.83 0.43 (0.02;3.26) 0.47
]70–110] 1.01 (0.12;7.01) 0.99 0.43 (0.02;3.36) 0.48
]110–170] 0.92 (0.11;6.56) 0.94 0.42 (0.02;3.38) 0.47
> 170 1.36 (0.14;11.61) 0.78 0.78 (0.03;8.1) 0.85
Practice location Urban (reference)     
Suburban 0.92 (0.62;1.36) 0.68 1.08 (0.73;1.61) 0.70
Rural 0.92 (0.54;1.59) 0.77 1 (0.58;1.73) 0.99
Sub-specialization in psychosocial & psychosomatic medicine No (reference)     
Yes 0.76 (0.38;1.49) 0.42 1.08 (0.53;2.26) 0.84