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Table 5 Association between GPs’ characteristics& and agreement for alcohol consumption (n = 1827)

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)    0.80    0.32
51-56 0.89 0.59-1.34   0.74 0.49-1.13  
57-61 1.03 0.70-1.51   0,78 0.52-1.12  
≥62 1.09 0.72-1.66   1.03 0.69-1.55  
Male 0.83 0.62-1.10 0.20 0.85 0.64-1.12 0.25
Teaching medical school course 1.35 1.02-1.78 0.036 1.42 1.06-1.90 0.019
Participation in a study about cervical cancer screening 1.41 0.95-2.10 0.091    
Participation in peer groups 1.27 0.96-1.69 0.099    
Reporting specific skills in managing smoking cessation 1.42 1.04-1.95 0.030    
Reporting specific skills in managing alcoholism 1.30 0.94-1.80 0.12 1.57 1.09-2.27 0.015
Reporting specific skills in cervical cancer screening 1.27 0.94-1.71 0.12    
Reporting specific skills in breast cancer screening 1.25 0.92-1.70 0.16    
≥80% consultations by appointment 1.46 1.04-2.03 0.027    
  1. Inter-GP variance: s2 = 0.11, Hosmer-Lemeshow test of goodness of fit: P = 0.41.
  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.