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Table 3 GPs’ prevention practices and aggregate preventive score according to the gender composition of the patient-GP pair (N = 2599)

From: Physicians’ preventive practices: more frequently performed for male patients and by female physicians

  Gender composition of the patient-GP paird % OR [95% CI]a P
Weight measurement F/M 66.0 1 0.11
F/F 67.3 1.76 [0.60–5.20]  
M/M 69.1 1.25 [0.95–1.66]  
M/F 70.4 1.76 [0.60–5.21]  
Waist circumference measurement F/M 33.3 1 0.045
F/F 32.3 1.07 [0.40–2.92]  
M/M 45.3 1.25 [0.95–1.64]  
M/F 39.0 1.60 [0.60–4.34]  
Smoking status documented F/M 41.8 1 < 10−4
F/F 51.8 2.18 [1.16–4.08]  
M/M 54.7 2.07 [1.64–2.62]  
M/F 63.9 4.04 [2.14–7.63]  
Alcohol use status documented F/M 15.6 1 < 10−4
F/F 17.3 1.76 [0.76–4.05]  
M/M 28.5 2.73 [2.05–3.64]  
M/F 36.5 4.59 [2.01–10.47]  
Received diet adviceb F/M 26.3 1 < 10−4
F/F 31.3 1.03 [0.61–1.76]  
M/M 35.4 1.54 [1.19–1.98]  
M/F 42.6 1.95 [1.15–3.31]  
Received physical activity adviceb F/M 22.3 1 < 10−4
F/F 27.2 1.82 [0.57–2.44]  
M/M 33.1 1.86 [1.42–2.44]  
M/F 36.7 2.04 [0.99–4.18]  
Fasting blood glucose measurementc F/M 61.7 1 2.10−4
F/F 65.9 1.51 [0.96–2.36]  
M/M 67.0 1.40 [1.08–1.80]  
M/F 70.0 2.41 [1.52–3.84]  
Cholesterol measurementc F/M 53.4 1 10−4
F/F 51.2 1.24 [0.80–1.91]  
M/M 60.6 1.40 [1.09–1.78]  
M/F 62.9 2.69 [1.72–4.20]  
Preventive aggregate score F/M 41.1 1 < 10−4
F/F 43.7 1.27 [0.95–1.69]  
M/M 49.2 1.42 [1.31–1.53]  
M/F 52.8 1.99 [1.48–2.66]  
  1. a Odds ratios adjusted for patient variables (age, body mass index, number of consultations annually, duration of GP-patient relationship, and educational level) and for GP variables (age, office location, mean duration of consultations, and mean number of consultations weekly), followed by their 95% confidence intervals
  2. b within the previous three years
  3. c within the previous five years
  4. d numbers in pair sets: F/M = 496; F/F = 782; M/M = 477; M/F = 844