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Table 3 Factors that influence doctors' ability to obtain sufficient information to keep updated.

From: Doctors' learning habits: CME activities among Norwegian physicians over the last decade

  B S.E. p OR with 95 % CI
Sex (male) .646 .119 .000 1.91 1.51 2.41
Age (per year) -.007 .007 .319 .99 .98 1.01
Specialty, reference: no specialty    .001    
   Family medicine .219 .255 .390 1.25 .76 2.05
   Laboratory medicine -1.201 .365 .001 .30 .15 .62
   Internal medicine -.204 .244 .403 .82 .51 1.32
   Surgical disciplines .204 .262 .434 1.23 .74 2.05
   Psychiatry .852 .390 .029 2.34 1.09 5.03
   Public health -.060 .361 .868 .942 .46 1.91
Cohort (2004) -.283 .190 .135 .753 .52 1.09
Cohort * specialty, reference: 1993    .101    
   Family medicine in 2004 .213 .331 .520 1.24 .65 2.37
   Laboratory medicine in 2004 1.112 .469 .018 3.04 1.21 7.62
   Internal medicine in 2004 .532 .318 .094 1.70 .91 3.178
   Surgical disciplines in 2004 .631 .351 .072 1.88 .95 3.74
   Psychiatry in 2004 -.273 .472 .562 .76 .30 1.92
   Public health in 2004 .800 .677 .237 2.23 .59 8.39
CME days last year, reference: none    .014    
   1 to 5 .536 .419 .200 1.71 .75 3.89
   6 to 10 .883 .412 .032 2.42 1.08 5.42
   11 to 15 .924 .416 .026 2.52 1.12 5.69
   16 to 30 .967 .424 .023 2.63 1.15 6.04
   more than 30 1.488 .553 .007 4.43 1.50 13.09
Hours per week spent on reading medical literature (ln) .435 .091 .000 1.55 1.29 1.85
Job satisfaction, scale from 10 to 70 .045 .006 .000 1.05 1.03 1.06
Constant -3.038 .528 .000 .048   
  1. Logistic regression, N = 1797, data from 1993 and 2004