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Table 3 Multinomial regression analysis: factors associated with GPs preferences for practice form

From: General practitioners’ altered preferences for private practice vs. salaried positions: a consequence of proposed policy regulations?

Variables GPs preferringhired practice, row % RRR1 GPs preferringsalaried position, row % RRR1
Age     
24-37 59% (72/123) 1,564 70% (120/171) 2,315***
38-47 47% (81/173) 1,333 60% (140/232) 2,169***
48-57 43% (102/240) 1,170 36% (78/216) 0,822
>58 38% (78/203) 1 39% (80/205) 1
Gender     
Female 48% (114/233) 0,949 62% (198/317) 1,188
Male 43% (219/506) 1 43% (220/507) 1
Inhabitants in practice municipality    
0-5 000 80% (57/71) 4,221*** 75% (170/226) 6,115***
5 000-14 999 58% (96/165) 1,674** 58% (104/180) 1,300
15 000-49 999 33% (78/238) 0,694* 45% (99/221) 0,658**
>50 0000 38% (102/265) 1 23% (45/197 1
Specialist     
No 57% (105/183) 1,300 68% (165/243) 1,163
Yes 41% (228/556) 1 44% (253/581) 1
Income (NOK)     
<850 000 57% (86/152) 1,256 72% (168/234) 3,073***
850 000–1 149 999 43% (120/277) 0,929 51% (163/320) 1,593**
>1 149 999 41% (127/310) 1 32% (87/270) 1
List size     
0-999 66% (110/166) 2,834*** 88% (99/113) 4,357***
1 000-1 199 49% (74/150) 1,735** 59% (101/170) 2,407***
1 200-1 399 41% (84/206) 1,379 38 (99/259) 1,724**
>1 400 30% (65/217) 1 42% (119/282) 1
Discrepancy between preferred and actual list size     
Fewer patients listed than pref. 54% (68/125) 0,965 58% (79/136) 0,773
No discrepancy 42% (133/314) 1 47% (158/339) 1
More patients listed than pref. 44% (132/300) 1,348* 52% (181/349) 1,920***
Working hours     
<37.6 54% (56/103) 1,371 61% (75/122) 1,153
37.6 – 45 45% (132/293) 1,186 53% (182/343) 1,223
46-52 41% (93/227) 1,002 43% (103/237) 0,952
>52 45% (52/116) 1 48% (58/122) 1
Discrepancy between preferred and actual working hours     
Work fewer hours than preferred 67% (8/12) 1,979 79% (15/19) 3,284*
No discrepancy 42% (66/156)   44% (72/162) 1
Work more hours than preferred 45% (259/571) 1,507* 51% (331/643) 1,862***
Constant   0,204***   0,074***
Log-Likelihood −1 114,72    
Number of observations 1 157    
  1. Base level: private practice ***p < 0.01, **p < 0.05, *p < 0.1 1Relative Risk Ratio.