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Table 3 Associations of registrars’ practice location socioeconomic status from univariate and multivariable logistic regression

From: Socioeconomic status of practice location and Australian GP registrars’ training: a cross-sectional analysis

  Univariate Adjusted
Factor group Variable Class OR (95% CI) p OR (95% CI) p
Model i. Registrar, Practice and Patient Variables
Registrar Variables
  Non-English Speaking Background Yes 0.42 (0.21, 0.81) 0.011 0.33 (0.14, 0.76) 0.009
  Registrar Full-time or Part-time Part-time 0.56 (0.53, 0.60) <.001 0.48 (0.44, 0.52) <.001
  Pathway Rural 1.48 (0.83, 2.63) 0.181 4.22 (2.06, 8.65) <.001
  Registrar age   0.65 (0.63, 0.66) <.001 0.75 (0.72, 0.78) <.001
  Registrar gender Female 0.61 (0.36, 1.03) 0.064 0.65 (0.34, 1.22) 0.179
  Training term
Referent: Term 1
Term 2 0.70 (0.67, 0.73) <.001 0.64 (0.60, 0.68) <.001
Term 3 0.46 (0.44, 0.48) <.001 0.50 (0.46, 0.54) <.001
  Worked at practice previously Yes 0.74 (0.70, 0.78) <.001 1.22 (1.13, 1.31) <.001
Practice Factors
  Practice routinely bulk bills Yes 13.8 (12.8, 14.7) <.001 17.5 (16.1, 19.0) <.001
  Practice size Small 3.75 (3.55, 3.95) <.001 3.62 (3.38, 3.87) <.001
Patient factors
  Patient Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Yes 1.74 (1.48, 2.04) <.001 1.49 (1.23, 1.80) <.001
  Patient Non-English Speaking Background Yes 3.70 (3.48, 3.94) <.001 2.89 (2.68, 3.13) <.001
  Patient gender Female 0.96 (0.92, 0.99) 0.015 0.94 (0.90, 0.99) 0.015
  Patient age group
Referent: 15-34
0-14 0.86 (0.81, 0.91) <.001 0.91 (0.85, 0.98) 0.011
35-64 1.02 (0.98, 1.07) 0.350 1.10 (1.04, 1.16) 0.001
65+ 0.97 (0.92, 1.02) 0.262 1.05 (0.98, 1.12) 0.195
  Patient/practice status
Referent: Existing Patient
New to practice 0.86 (0.80, 0.93) <.001 0.89 (0.81, 0.97) 0.010
New to registrar 0.85 (0.82, 0.88) <.001 0.89 (0.84, 0.93) <.001
Model ii. Registrar, practice, patient, and all consultation variables
Consultation Variables
  Chronic problem Yes 1.12 (1.08, 1.17) <.001 1.04 (0.99, 1.10) 0.138
  Consultation duration   1.01 (1.01, 1.01) <.001 1.00 (1.00, 1.00) 0.878
  Number of problems managed   1.08 (1.05, 1.10) <.001 1.03 (1.00, 1.07) 0.057
  Procedure performed Yes 1.09 (1.03, 1.16) 0.002 1.07 (0.99, 1.15) 0.101
  Sought help any source Yes 1.10 (1.05, 1.15) <.001 0.99 (0.93, 1.05) 0.715
Model iii. Registrar, practice, patient, and all consultation variables
Consultation Outcome Variables
  Learning goals generated Yes 1.11 (1.06, 1.16) <.001 0.99 (0.93, 1.05) 0.680