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Table 3 Parameter estimates of continuous explanatory variables for annual per capita consultation rates with primary care physicians

From: Primary care physician supply and other key determinants of health care utilisation: the case of Switzerland

  Nonstratified, full model Estimates of language-stratified models
Variable Estimate 95% CI German French Italian
Intercept 3.13* 2.75–3.51 3.09* 2.01* 3.14*
Number of GP's/10'000 inhabitants 0.10* 0.01–0.19 0.06* 0.02 0.02
Number of specialists/10'000 inhabitants -0.01* -0.02 – -0.004 -0.01* < -0.01 -0.01
Average age 0.07* 0.05–0.09 0.08* 0.05* 0.10*
Female to male ratio 0.57* 0.08–1.06 0.60 0.94* 0.94
Non-Swiss citizens -0.27 -3.97-3.43 2.08* 0.59 0.84
Interaction (Female to male ratio * Non-Swiss citizens) 9.39* 4.08–14.71 14.75* 11.73* 8.90
  1. *significant parameter estimates (p < 0.05)