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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]aP
Weight measurementF/M66.010.11
F/F67.31.76 [0.60–5.20] 
M/M69.11.25 [0.95–1.66] 
M/F70.41.76 [0.60–5.21] 
Waist circumference measurementF/M33.310.045
F/F32.31.07 [0.40–2.92] 
M/M45.31.25 [0.95–1.64] 
M/F39.01.60 [0.60–4.34] 
Smoking status documentedF/M41.81< 10−4
F/F51.82.18 [1.16–4.08] 
M/M54.72.07 [1.64–2.62] 
M/F63.94.04 [2.14–7.63] 
Alcohol use status documentedF/M15.61< 10−4
F/F17.31.76 [0.76–4.05] 
M/M28.52.73 [2.05–3.64] 
M/F36.54.59 [2.01–10.47] 
Received diet advicebF/M26.31< 10−4
F/F31.31.03 [0.61–1.76] 
M/M35.41.54 [1.19–1.98] 
M/F42.61.95 [1.15–3.31] 
Received physical activity advicebF/M22.31< 10−4
F/F27.21.82 [0.57–2.44] 
M/M33.11.86 [1.42–2.44] 
M/F36.72.04 [0.99–4.18] 
Fasting blood glucose measurementcF/M61.712.10−4
F/F65.91.51 [0.96–2.36] 
M/M67.01.40 [1.08–1.80] 
M/F70.02.41 [1.52–3.84] 
Cholesterol measurementcF/M53.4110−4
F/F51.21.24 [0.80–1.91] 
M/M60.61.40 [1.09–1.78] 
M/F62.92.69 [1.72–4.20] 
Preventive aggregate scoreF/M41.11< 10−4
F/F43.71.27 [0.95–1.69] 
M/M49.21.42 [1.31–1.53] 
M/F52.81.99 [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