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Table 2 Linear regression models: association between demographic and practice variables and the five dependent variables

From: International health policy survey in 11 countries: assessment of non-response bias in the Norwegian sample

Variable Job satisfaction Waiting time for specialist Discharge letter time Electronic access to laboratory results Receive information about performance compared to others
  Coefficient Pa Coefficient Pa Coefficient Pa Coefficient Pa Coefficient Pa
Female (vs. male) 0.03 0.55 -0.13 0.01* -0.04 0.44 -0.01 0.75 -0.00 0.97
Age -0.01 0.001 ** -0.00 0.99 0.01 <0.001 *** -0.00 0.73 -0.00 0.57
Years as GP 0.01 0.15 0.00 0.69 -0.00 0.72 0.00 0.84 0.00 0.31
Group practice (vs. solo practice) 0.04 0.63 -0.08 0.30 -0.08 0.30 0.24 <0.001 *** -0.05 0.50
Specialist (vs. not specialist) -0.15 0.02* 0.14 0.03* 0.01 0.89 0.07 0.06 0.18 0.001 **
Available positions on GP list (vs. not having positions available) -0.08 0.14 -0.04 0.43 0.00 0.98 -0.03 0.30 0.01 0.90
Health region           
   West (vs. South-East) -0.12 0.07 -0.15 0.02* -0.07 0.24 0.04 0.33 0.07 0.23
   Middle (vs. South-East) -0.05 0.50 -0.00 0.98 -0.05 0.48 0.02 0.67 -0.05 0.40
   North (vs. South-East) 0.01 0.89 -0.20 0.02* -0.09 0.29 0.07 0.18 -0.03 0.67
Municipality size           
   < 5 000 (vs. > 50 000) -0.09 0.27 -0.06 0.46 -0.04 0.54 0.06 0.18 -0.03 0.64
   5-15 000 (vs. > 50 000) -0.02 0.89 -0.14 0.14 -0.03 0.73 -0.09 0.11 -0.02 0.80
   15-50 000 (vs. > 50 000) -0.01 0.84 -0.11 0.06 -0.09 0.11 -0.01 0.76 0.02 0.70
  1. Note: All models are significant (p < .05). R square range from 0.035 (job satisfaction) to 0.058 (discharge letter time and electronic laboratory results). In the regressions the dependent variables are recoded; higher values represent better responses.
  2. a ***p < .001 **p < .01 *p < .05