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Table 4 Use of chaperones during female rectal 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 16.2 1.00 1.00  
   Male 74.1 19.70 (9.58 to 40.51) 19.64 (9.44 to 40.88) <0.001
Age of physician     
   <30 yrs 25.0 1.00 1.00  
   30–39 yrs 41.6 1.73 (0.27 to 11.16) 1.47 (0.22 to 9.82) 0.690
   40–49 yrs 45.2 2.91 (0.45 to 18.90) 3.00 (0.45 to 20.03) 0.257
   50+ yrs 44.8 1.63 (0.25 to 10.80) 1.49 (0.22 to 10.14) 0.684
Nurse availability     
   Not available 20.5 1.00 1.00  
   Available 52.9 6.45 (2.88 to 14.43) 5.67 (2.50 to 12.85) <0.001
Practice location     
   Urban 37.9 1.00 1.00  
   Rural 60.0 1.80 (0.78 to 4.16) 2.09 (0.91 to 4.82) 0.083
  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.