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Table 2 Impact of variables on decision to refer symptomatic patient

From: Referring patients to specialists: A structured vignette survey of Australian and British GPs

Variable OR Robust S.E. P>|z| 95% C.I.
Respondent variables     
Respondent age
30–39 5.3 2.72 0.001 1.9 to 14.5
40–49 3.2 1.74 0.03 1.1 to 9.3
Years in practice (20+) 3 1.24 0.007 1.3 to 6.8
Vignette variables
Age in vignette (> 60 years) 2.95 0.46 <0.001 2.2 to 4.0
Duration of symptoms (6 weeks) 2.3 0.38 <0.001 1.7 to 3.2
Rectal bleeding 11.76 2.99 <0.001 7.1 to 19.4
Altered bowel habit 4.94 0.84 <0.001 3.5 to 6.9
Iron Deficiency anaemia 7.12 1.28 <0.001 5.0 to 10.2
Weight loss 2.62 0.46 <0.001 1.9 to 3.7