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Table 4 Association between GPs’ characteristics& and agreement for smoking status (n = 2322)

From: Patient-physician agreement on tobacco and alcohol consumption: a multilevel analysis of GPs’ characteristics

  Univariate analysis Multivariable analysis*
OR 95% CI P OR 95% CI P
Age (years, ref :≤ 50)    0.90    0.94
51-56 1.00 0.57-1.74   0.97 0.58-1.63  
57-61 1.01 0.61-1.69   1.02 0.63-1.66  
≥62 0.84 0.48-1.48   0.87 0.51-1.51  
Male 1.28 0.87-1.89 0.22 0.71 0.48-1.05 0.088
Teaching medical school course 1.43 0.98-2.08 0.063    
Responsibility in an organization providing CME# 1.66 1.10-2.50 0.015    
Participation in a CME# about managing smoking cessation 1.54 1.07-2.21 0.021 1.71 1.18-2.49 0.005
Participation in a CME# about colon cancer screening 1.38 0.92-2.06 0.12    
Participation in a study about colon cancer screening 0.73 0.46-1.17 0.19    
Participation in peer groups 1.42 0.97-2.08 0.072    
Reporting specific skills in managing hypertension 1.32 0.87-1.99 0.19 1.72 1.11-2.65 0.015
Reporting specific skills in managing smoking cessation 1.35 0.86-2.10 0.19    
Reporting specific skills about cervical cancer screening 1.35 0.90-2.04 0.15    
Using computerized medical files 0.68 0.38-1.22 0.19    
  1. Inter-GP variance: s2 = 0.31, Hosmer-Lemeshow test of goodness of fit: P = 0.11.
  2. & Only GPs characteristics with P ≤ 0.20 in univariate analysis are shown.
  3. *adjusted for patient’s sex, patient’s age, duration of time seeing this GP, number of consultations during the past year, patient’s occupation, GP’s age and GP’s sex.
  4. #CME: Continuing medical education.