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Table 6 Factors influencing the frequency of treating family members

From: General practitioners treating their own family members: a cross-sectional survey in Germany

a) Spouse/life partner (n = 306)
 Independent variable Beta 95% CI p-value
 Male gender 1.12 0.34–1.90 0.005*
 Joint Household 1.52 0.21–2.83 0.023*
 Practice experience 0.04 −0.03 – 0.12 0.231
 Age 0.03 −0.05 – 0.12 0.468
 Urban practice location −0.21 − 0.93 – 0.51 0.566
b) Own children (n = 280)
 Independent variable Beta 95% CI p-value
 Joint household with ≥1 child 1.09 0.18–2.00 0.019*
 Urban practice location −0.57 −1.29 – 0.16 0.125
 Practice experience 0.06 −0.01 – 0.13 0.089
 Male gender −0.32 − 1.10 – 0.45 0.421
 Age −0.03 −0.12 – 0.06 0.484
c) Own parents (n = 235)
 Independent variable Beta 95% CI p-value
 Practice experience 0.12 0.01–0.23 0.028*
 Male gender 0.99 −0.17 – 2.15 0.094
 Urban practice location −0.84 −1.95 – 0.26 0.132
 Age −0.04 −0.17 – 0.08 0.506
 Joint household with ≥1 parent 0.33 −1.34 – 2.00 0.698
d) Spouse’s parents (n = 190)
 Independent variable Beta 95% CI p-value
 Male gender 2.36 1.20–3.53 < 0.001*
 Age 0.09 −0.04 – 0.22 0.154
 Practice experience −0.06 −0.18 – 0.05 0.271
 Urban practice location −0.50 −1.59 – 0.60 0.371
 Joint household with ≥1 spouse parent 1.50 −2.28 – 5.28 0.435
  1. * significant considering a 95% confidence interval