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Table 3 Characteristics associated with the consultation including a chronic disease: model including registrar (trainee), patient and practice variables

From: Family medicine trainees’ clinical experience of chronic disease during training: a cross-sectional analysis from the registrars’ clinical encounters in training study

  Univariate Adjusted
Variable Class OR (95% CI) P OR (95% CI) P
Registrar’s training term Term 2 0.93 (0.87, 0.99) 0.031 0.86 (0.80, 0.93) <0.001
Referent: Term 1 Term 3 1.00 (0.91, 1.10) 0.98 0.98 (0.89, 1.08) 0.65
  Term 4 0.96 (0.82, 1.11) 0.56 0.87 (0.73, 1.04) 0.12
New patient to the registrar and/or practice New patient to practice 0.63 (0.60, 0.66) <0.001 0.68 (0.65, 0.71) <0.001
Referent: Seen by registrar before New patient to registrar 0.56 (0.51, 0.62) <0.001 0.70 (0.62, 0.78) <0.001
Registrar worked at the practice previously Yes 1.09 (1.00, 1.18) 0.050 1.08 (0.99, 1.18) 0.091
Does the practice routinely bulk bill Yes 1.21 (1.09, 1.34) <0.001 1.12 (1.00, 1.26) 0.047
Rurality of practice Inner regional 1.17 (1.07, 1.27) <0.001 1.08 (0.98, 1.18) 0.12
Referent: Major city Outer regional/Remote 1.23 (1.07, 1.41) 0.0037 1.07 (0.93, 1.24) 0.33
Number of GPs working at the practice/post 5-9 0.85 (0.78, 0.92) <0.001 0.92 (0.85, 1.01) 0.081
Referent: 1-4 Ten or more 0.78 (0.68, 0.90) <0.001 0.87 (0.75, 1.01) 0.063
SEIFA Index (decile) of practice   0.96 (0.95, 0.98) <0.001 0.98 (0.97, 1.00) 0.056
Patients age (years) 20 to <40 2.17 (2.01, 2.34) <0.001 2.10 (1.94, 2.29) <0.001
Referent: < 20 40 to <60 3.89 (3.61, 4.20) <0.001 3.75 (3.45, 4.06) <0.001
  60 to <80 5.14 (4.72, 5.59) <0.001 4.82 (4.40, 5.28) <0.001
  80+ 5.03 (4.48, 5.65) <0.001 4.75 (4.18, 5.38) <0.001
Patient gender Female 0.96 (0.92, 1.01) 0.088 0.90 (0.86, 0.94) <0.001