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Table 6 Associations of health centre level and individual level factors with adherence to delivery of scheduled preventive services

From: Variation in quality of preventive care for well adults in Indigenous community health centres in Australia

   Dependent variable
Characteristic
(independent variables)
Adherence to delivery (%) Unadjusted Coefficients (95% CI) Adjusted Coefficients* (95% CI)
Regions    
NT Top End 34% Referent Referent
NT Central Australia 42% 8% (-6%,23%) 7% (-5%,19%)
Far West NSW 19% -15% (-26%,-4%) -14% (-27%,-2%)
WA 28% -6% (-19%,7%) 3% (-12%,18%)
North QLD 37% 3% (-7%,13%) 9% (-1%, 18%)
Health centre level characteristics    
Locations    
   City (n = 150) 23% Referent Referent
   Regional town (n = 360) 25% 2% (-7%,12%) 9% (-6%,24%)
   Remote community (n = 1329) 38% 15% (7%,22%) 18% (3%,33%)
Health service governance    
   Government (n = 980) 33% Referent Referent
   Indigenous committee or board (n = 859) 35% 2% (-7%, 11%) 13% (3%,24%)
General practice accreditation status    
   Not accredited (n = 1263) 33% Referent Referent
   Currently accredited (n = 576) 36% 3% (-5%,12%) 6% (-1%,13%)
Sizes of populations served    
   ≤ 500 (n = 562) 42% Referent Referent
   501-999 (n = 507) 34% -8% (-20%,4%) -5% (-15%,5%)
   ≥ 1000 (n = 770) 28% -14% (-24%,-4%) -10% (-19%,-1%)
Individual level characteristics    
Age (years)    
   15-24 (n = 627) 32% Referent Referent
   25-39 (n = 660) 37% 5% (2%,9%) 6% (2%,9%)
   40-54 (n = 552) 33% 1% (-2%,4%) 3% (-1%,6%)
Sex    
   Males (n = 909) 31% Referent Referent
   Females (n = 930) 37% 6% (3%,9%) 6% (3%,8%)
R 2 of the model**   13%
  1. * Calculated using two-level random effects linear regression models, with adjustment of other variables in the table.
  2. Coefficients significant at 0.05 level are shown in bold.
  3. ** R2 represents the proportion of the total variability in the dependent variables that were explained by all independent variables listed in the table.
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