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Table 5 Logistic regression analysis investigating which factors are associated with a higher likelihood of being a patient without appointment (Wald backwards selection, r2 = 0.25; n = 454)

From: Do general practice patients with and without appointment differ? Cross-sectional study

Variable β p-value OR (95%-CI)
Age (per year) −0.03 < 0.001 0.97 (0.96; 0.99)
Male gender 0.56 0.01 1.75 (1.14; 2.69)
At least one chronic disease −0.55 0.02 0.58 (0.36; 0.91)
Screened positive for at least one mental disorder 0.55 0.03 1.73 (1.07; 2.79)
Openness for experience −0.31 0.04 0,73 (0.54; 0.99)
Urgency (physician rating) −0.38 < 0.001 0.68 (0.56; 083)
ICPC category respiratory 0.63 0.03 1.89 (1.08; 3.30)
ICPC category digestive 0.82 0.06 2.72 (0.98; 5.28)
ICPC category musculoskeletal 0.57 0.04 1.77 (1.02; 3.05)
ICPC category process codes −0.83 0.03 0.44 (0.21; 0.91)
  1. β regression coefficient, OR odds ratio, 95%-CI 95% confidence interval. Variables excluded in the selection process: education, family status, children, insurance status, extraversion, neuroticism, conscientiousness, and agreeableness. Analyses controlled for center effects