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Table 3 Factors associated with GPs practising in regions with high vaccination rates: a multiple logistical regression model

From: Regional differences in general practitioners’ behaviours regarding influenza vaccination: a cross-sectional study

Category Variables OR 95% CI p-value
lower value upper value
External influences Influence of year-dependent changing efficiency of influenza vaccination on own vaccination rates     
Decreasing     0.022
No influence 2.79 1.29 6.05 0.009
Increasing 4.31 1.12 16.60 0.034
External influences Refusal of vaccination by patient despite GP advice due to already performed vaccination by another physician 3.20 1.89 5.43 < 0.001
Information resources Information gathering regarding vaccinations through medical colleagues 2.26 1.19 4.29 0.012
External influences Influence of vaccine shortage on own vaccination rates     
Decreasing     0.045
No influence 1.88 1.08 3.26 0.025
Increasing 2.95 0.80 10.86 0.104
External influences Influence of reminder system use on own vaccination rates     
Decreasing     0.004
No influence 0.40 0.01 11.31 0.589
Increasing 1.01 0.35 28.93 0.994
External influences GP as big influence on first influenza vaccination 0.41 0.21 0.81 0.010
Information resources Information gathering regarding vaccinations through public media (radio, TV, websites without review) 0.16 0.05 0.53 0.002
  1. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval