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Table 7 Use of chaperones during male 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     
   Male 9.2 1.00 1.00  
   Female 25.0 3.56 (1.64 to 7.70) 3.30 (1.53 to 7.08) <0.01
Age of physician     
   <30 yrs 33.3 1.00 1.00  
   30–39 yrs 18.0 0.35 (0.08 to 1.47) 0.32 (0.07 to 1.39) 0.129
   40–49 yrs 19.8 0.50 (0.12 to 2.04) 0.71 (0.15 to 3.24) 0.656
   50+ yrs 10.2 0.20 (0.04 to 0.98) 0.44 (0.07 to 2.79) 0.382
Nurse availability     
   Not available 7.8 1.00 1.00  
   Available 21.6 4.59 (1.75 to 12.09) 3.12 (1.22 to 7.97) <0.01
Practice location     
   Urban 17.4 1.00 1.00  
   Rural 18.5 0.89 (0.37 to 2.12) 0.93 (0.37 to 2.37) 0.876
  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.