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Table 3 Use of chaperones during female pelvic exams and logistic regression models

From: Chaperone use during intimate examinations in primary care: postal survey of family physicians

   Logistic Regression Models
Variable % Reporting Use of Chaperone Unadjusted Odds Ratio
(95% CI)
Adjusted Odds Ratio*
(95% CI)
P value
Sex of physician     
   Female 22.6 1.00 1.00  
   Male 87.4 39.29 (16.45 to 93.83) 40.62 (16.91 to 97.52) <0.001
Age of physician     
   <30 yrs 41.7 1.00 1.00  
   30–39 yrs 51.6 0.95 (0.16 to 5.77) 0.57 (0.09 to 3.66) 0.555
   40–49 yrs 48.9 0.62 (0.25 to 1.54) 1.17 (0.17 to 8.10) 0.874
   50+ yrs 62.7 0.87 (0.34 to 2.20) 1.28 (0.15 to 11.14) 0.821
Nurse availability     
   Not available 30.0 1.00 1.00  
   Available 62.4 8.08 (3.24 to 20.16) 6.92 (2.74 to 17.46) <0.001
Practice location     
   Urban 48.2 1.00 1.00  
   Rural 69.1 2.16 (0.87 to 5.35) 2.39 (0.96 to 5.94) 0.062
  1. * Adjusted for physician sex, physician age, nurse availability, practice location, practice size, years in practice, and number of patients seen per week. Used as baseline comparison.