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Table 3 Effect of vignette diagnosis and gender on the odds of a physician thinking ‘should get a DP’ by physician gender

From: Physicians’ attitudes to disability pension – impact of diagnosis: an experimental study

  Variable Male Physicians Female Physicians
Crude Model (n=673) Adjusted Model (n=650) Crude Model (n=634) Adjusted Model (n=605)
OR (95%CI) OR (95%CI)a OR (95%CI) OR (95%CI)a
Should get a DP Vignette diagnosis     
Low back pain 1 1 1 1
Depression 1.38 (0.91 to 2.08) 1.37 (0.90 to 2.09) 2.61 (1.75 to 3.87) 2.64 (1.75 to 4.0)
Alcohol dependence 0.31 (0.21 to 0.45) 0.31 (0.21 to 0.47) 0.67 (0.45 to 0.99) 0.62 (0.41 to 0.93)
Vignette gender     
Male 1 1 1 1
Female 1.08 (0.76 to 1.49) 1.07 (0.76 to 1.45) 0.78 (0.56 to 1.08) 0.81 (0.58 to 1.13)
  1. Abbreviations: DP Disability pension; OR Odds ratio; CI Confidence Interval
  2. aModel adjusted for age of physician and experience of physician completing disability pension assessment in past 12 months
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