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Table 5 Use of chaperones during female breast 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 15.3 1.00 1.00  
   Male 71.4 17.35 (8.66 to 34.75) 17.38 (8.58 to 35.20) <0.001
Age of physician     
   <30 yrs 33.3 1.00 1.00  
   30–39 yrs 38.5 0.69 (0.13 to 3.80) 0.68 ((0.12 to 3.80) 0.660
   40–49 yrs 43.6 1.29 (0.24 to 7.08) 1.38 (0.25 to 7.58) 0.711
   50+ yrs 44.1 0.73 (0.13 to 4.14) 0.60 (0.10 to 3.43) 0.563
Nurse availability     
   Not available 20.0 1.00 1.00  
   Available 50.9 5.93 (2.72 to 12.92) 5.57 (2.55 to 12.17) <0.001
Practice location     
   Urban 37.7 1.00 1.00  
   Rural 54.5 1.32 (0.58 to 2.99) 1.49 (0.64 to 3.46) 0.357
  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.