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Table 6 Use of chaperones during male genital 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     
   Male 11.8 1.00 1.00  
   Female 32.3 3.87 (1.93 to 7.78) 3.87 (1.91 to 7.87) <0.001
Age of physician     
   <30 yrs 41.7 1.00 1.00  
   30–39 yrs 24.7 0.40 (0.10 to 1.53) 0.37 (0.09 to 1.45) 0.153
   40–49 yrs 23.9 0.45 (0.12 to 1.72) 0.67 (0.16 to 2.85) 0.585
   50+ yrs 13.6 0.20 (0.05 to 0.88) 0.35 (0.06 to 2.03) 0.242
Nurse availability     
   Not available 12.8 1.00 1.00  
   Available 26.9 3.49 (1.56 to 7.85) 2.27 (1.03 to 4.98) <0.05
Practice location     
   Urban 22.6 1.00 1.00  
   Rural 23.6 0.88 (0.40 to 1.93) 0.96 (0.42 to 2.21) 0.93
  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.