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Table 3 Patient characteristics associated with positive agreement between patient self-reports and general practitioner reports

From: Agreement between self-reported and general practitioner-reported chronic conditions among multimorbid patients in primary care - results of the MultiCare Cohort Study

  Hypertension Lipid metabolism disorder Chronic low back pain
  OR 95% CI P-value OR 95% CI P-value OR 95% CI P-value
Sex (female) 1.06 0.91 1.24 0.463 0.90 0.77 1.05 0.186 1.97 1.68 2.32 0.000
Age (for 10 year intervals) 1.29 1.11 1.50 0.001 0.64 0.55 0.74 0.000 0.71 0.62 0.82 0.000
Education (medium/high) 1.03 0.88 1.21 0.709 1.11 0.95 1.31 0.177 0.88 0.74 1.03 0.108
Income (natural logarithm) 0.91 0.76 1.09 0.312 1.13 0.95 1.35 0.171 1.04 0.87 1.25 0.664
Disease count (for 3 disease intervals) 1.69 1.52 1.87 0.000 1.81 1.64 1.99 0.000 2.08 1.88 2.30 0.000
Depression (GDS >6) 0.87 0.68 1.11 0.254 1.08 0.85 1.37 0.544 1.18 0.93 1.50 0.175
EQ VAS (for 10 point intervals) 0.97 0.93 1.02 0.226 1.02 0.98 1.07 0.281 0.86 0.82 0.90 0.000
Nursing care dependency 0.69 0.47 1.00 0.053 0.75 0.51 1.12 0.157 1.05 0.72 1.54 0.793
n 3189     3189     3189    
  Severe vision reduction Joint arthrosis Diabetes mellitus
  OR 95% CI P-value OR 95% CI P-value OR 95% CI P-value
Sex (female) 1.12 0.91 1.37 0.302 2.01 1.72 2.36 0.000 0.64 0.55 0.75 0.000
Age (for 10 year intervals) 1.42 1.17 1.72 0.000 1.13 0.98 1.31 0.094 0.72 0.62 0.84 0.000
Education (medium/high) 1.27 1.03 1.57 0.025 0.99 0.84 1.16 0.876 0.86 0.73 1.01 0.070
Income (natural logarithm) 1.10 0.86 1.40 0.445 0.96 0.81 1.15 0.691 0.83 0.69 0.99 0.043
Disease count (for 3 disease intervals) 1.68 1.50 1.89 0.000 1.69 1.54 1.87 0.000 1.48 1.35 1.63 0.000
Depression (GDS >6) 1.12 0.83 1.53 0.456 0.81 0.63 1.02 0.078 1.06 0.83 1.36 0.643
EQ VAS (for 10 point intervals) 1.01 0.95 1.07 0.744 0.91 0.87 0.95 0.000 0.98 0.94 1.03 0.521
Nursing care dependency 0.79 0.48 1.30 0.353 0.88 0.61 1.28 0.501 1.29 0.89 1.88 0.180
n 3189     3189     3189    
  Chronic ischemic heart disease Thyroid dysfunction Cardiac arrhythmias
  OR 95% CI P-value OR 95% CI P-value OR 95% CI P-value
Sex (female) 0.29 0.24 0.34 0.000 4.51 3.67 5.54 0.000 0.65 0.54 0.79 0.000
Age (for 10 year intervals) 1.05 0.88 1.25 0.608 0.71 0.60 0.84 0.000 1.21 1.01 1.44 0.036
Education (medium/high) 0.93 0.77 1.12 0.435 1.28 1.07 1.53 0.007 1.02 0.84 1.23 0.846
Income (natural logarithm) 0.86 0.69 1.06 0.161 1.15 0.94 1.41 0.186 1.06 0.85 1.31 0.611
Disease count (for 3 disease intervals) 1.57 1.41 1.75 0.000 1.37 1.23 1.52 0.000 1.54 1.38 1.71 0.000
Depression (GDS >6) 0.96 0.72 1.28 0.799 0.65 0.48 0.86 0.003 0.82 0.61 1.10 0.190
EQ VAS (for 10 point intervals) 0.93 0.88 0.98 0.010 1.01 0.96 1.07 0.640 0.95 0.90 1.00 0.071
Nursing care dependency 1.12 0.74 1.70 0.596 0.66 0.40 1.07 0.095 1.24 0.82 1.88 0.298
n 3189     3189     3189    
  Hyperuricemia/Gout Prostatic hyperplasia Lower limb varicosis
  OR 95% CI P-value OR 95% CI P-value OR 95% CI P-value
Sex (female) 0.50 0.38 0.66 0.000      2.61 2.08 3.27 0.000
Age (for 10 year intervals) 0.93 0.71 1.21 0.571 1.34 1.00 1.80 0.047 1.17 0.97 1.42 0.103
Education (medium/high) 1.13 0.84 1.50 0.417 1.28 0.94 1.75 0.113 0.98 0.79 1.21 0.838
Income (natural logarithm) 1.03 0.74 1.42 0.866 1.00 0.70 1.42 0.986 1.01 0.80 1.28 0.940
Disease count (for 3 disease intervals) 2.06 1.77 2.39 0.000 1.66 1.40 1.98 0.000 1.79 1.59 2.01 0.000
Depression (GDS >6) 0.70 0.44 1.10 0.118 1.14 0.67 1.91 0.633 0.88 0.65 1.21 0.442
EQ VAS (for 10 point intervals) 0.93 0.86 1.00 0.066 1.06 0.97 1.16 0.172 1.03 0.97 1.09 0.317
Nursing care dependency 0.93 0.49 1.76 0.828 1.01 0.49 2.07 0.989 0.81 0.49 1.34 0.411
Sex (female) 3189     1298     3189    
  Asthma/COPD Atherosclerosis/PAOD Osteoporosis
  OR 95% CI P-value OR 95% CI P-value OR 95% CI P-value
Sex (female) 0.92 0.76 1.12 0.410 0.30 0.22 0.41 0.000 7.16 5.21 9.85 0.000
Age (for 10 year intervals) 0.72 0.59 0.87 0.001 0.94 0.69 1.26 0.665 1.16 0.94 1.42 0.160
Education (medium/high) 1.03 0.84 1.26 0.780 0.57 0.40 0.81 0.002 1.27 1.01 1.58 0.038
Income (natural logarithm) 0.67 0.54 0.84 0.001 0.88 0.61 1.27 0.485 1.03 0.80 1.32 0.831
Disease count (for 3 disease intervals) 1.30 1.16 1.45 0.000 1.61 1.36 1.90 0.000 1.22 1.07 1.38 0.003
Depression (GDS >6) 1.07 0.80 1.43 0.649 1.97 1.31 2.96 0.001 0.83 0.60 1.14 0.252
EQ VAS (for 10 point intervals) 0.87 0.82 0.92 0.000 0.93 0.85 1.01 0.089 0.90 0.84 0.95 0.001
Nursing care dependency 0.65 0.40 1.07 0.091 1.06 0.57 1.98 0.855 1.56 0.99 2.46 0.056
n 3189     3189     3189    
  Renal insufficiency Cerebral ischemia/Chronic stroke Cardiac insufficiency
  OR 95% CI P-value OR 95% CI P-value OR 95% CI P-value
Sex (female) 0.35 0.24 0.51 0.000 0.51 0.39 0.67 0.000 0.69 0.49 0.97 0.032
Age (for 10 year intervals) 1.79 1.27 2.53 0.001 1.17 0.90 1.52 0.234 2.25 1.63 3.10 0.000
Education (medium/high) 1.10 0.76 1.61 0.607 0.78 0.59 1.05 0.101 0.74 0.51 1.07 0.108
Income (natural logarithm) 1.00 0.65 1.55 0.995 1.45 1.05 2.01 0.025 0.70 0.48 1.04 0.080
Disease count (for 3 disease intervals) 1.91 1.58 2.30 0.000 1.43 1.23 1.66 0.000 2.23 1.88 2.64 0.000
Depression (GDS >6) 0.84 0.49 1.44 0.531 1.00 0.66 1.51 0.992 1.08 0.70 1.66 0.736
EQ VAS (for 10 point intervals) 0.87 0.78 0.96 0.007 1.00 0.93 1.09 0.945 0.80 0.72 0.88 0.000
Nursing care dependency 1.41 0.73 2.72 0.312 5.23 3.40 8.06 0.000 1.75 1.02 3.00 0.043
Sex (female) 3189     3189     3189    
  Chronic cholecystitis/Gallstones Hemorrhoids Intestinal diverticulosis
  OR 95% CI P-value OR 95% CI P-value OR 95% CI P-value
Sex (female) 1.86 1.18 2.93 0.007 0.75 0.51 1.09 0.133 2.07 1.49 2.88 0.000
Age (for 10 year intervals) 1.58 1.07 2.34 0.020 0.69 0.47 1.01 0.058 0.72 0.54 0.97 0.031
Education (medium/high) 0.74 0.47 1.16 0.190 1.41 0.95 2.09 0.087 1.15 0.84 1.57 0.378
Income (natural logarithm) 0.76 0.47 1.22 0.255 0.83 0.54 1.28 0.402 1.34 0.94 1.92 0.107
Disease count (for 3 disease intervals) 1.58 1.27 1.98 0.000 2.41 1.98 2.94 0.000 1.90 1.61 2.23 0.000
Depression (GDS >6) 0.57 0.28 1.19 0.133 1.32 0.76 2.27 0.322 0.79 0.48 1.29 0.340
EQ VAS (for 10 point intervals) 1.04 0.92 1.18 0.487 1.07 0.96 1.20 0.216 0.99 0.91 1.09 0.900
Nursing care dependency 0.55 0.17 1.83 0.330 1.19 0.53 2.70 0.670 0.38 0.14 1.09 0.071
n 3189     3189     3189    
  Rheumatoid arthritis/Chronic polyarthritis Cardiac valve disorders Neuropathies
  OR 95% CI P-value OR 95% CI P-value OR 95% CI P-value
Sex (female) 2.81 1.65 4.79 0.000 1.00 0.69 1.45 0.986 0.71 0.55 0.92 0.009
Age (for 10 year intervals) 0.77 0.50 1.17 0.219 1.22 0.87 1.73 0.252 0.75 0.58 0.97 0.026
Education (medium/high) 1.46 0.93 2.29 0.102 0.90 0.62 1.33 0.609 1.13 0.86 1.48 0.374
Income (natural logarithm) 1.29 0.77 2.15 0.338 1.05 0.68 1.61 0.839 1.00 0.74 1.35 0.994
Disease count (for 3 disease intervals) 1.02 0.78 1.34 0.870 1.48 1.21 1.81 0.000 1.98 1.72 2.27 0.000
Depression (GDS >6) 0.61 0.31 1.20 0.152 1.16 0.67 2.01 0.587 1.45 1.02 2.07 0.036
EQ VAS (for 10 point intervals) 0.72 0.64 0.82 0.000 1.03 0.93 1.15 0.583 0.89 0.83 0.96 0.003
Nursing care dependency 1.23 0.50 3.01 0.656 0.40 0.12 1.32 0.135 1.58 0.96 2.59 0.070
n 3189     3189     3189    
  Dizziness Cancers      
  OR 95% CI P-value OR 95% CI P-value     
Sex (female) 1.45 1.02 2.05 0.037 0.66 0.51 0.86 0.002     
Age (for 10 year intervals) 1.38 1.01 1.88 0.040 0.93 0.73 1.20 0.596     
Education (medium/high) 0.98 0.69 1.39 0.899 1.15 0.88 1.49 0.313     
Income (natural logarithm) 1.47 0.99 2.20 0.059 1.29 0.95 1.74 0.101     
Disease count (for 3 disease intervals) 1.99 1.68 2.35 0.000 1.02 0.87 1.19 0.849     
Depression (GDS >6) 1.98 1.32 2.98 0.001 0.85 0.56 1.30 0.457     
EQ VAS (for 10 point intervals) 0.89 0.81 0.98 0.018 0.97 0.90 1.05 0.483     
Nursing care dependency 0.64 0.31 1.32 0.224 2.67 1.65 4.33 0.000     
n 3189     3189        
  1. n, Number of cases; CI, Confidence interval; OR, Odds ratio; COPD, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; PAOD, Peripheral arterial occlusive disease, statistically significant results (p < 0.05) in italic and bold letters.