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Table 3 Screening tests reported by respondents attending no practices, one practice or multiple practices in past 2 years (percent) (household participants n = 2680)

From: Characteristics of patients who access zero, one or multiple general practices and reasons for their choices: a study in regional Australia

  Did not attend a GP practice in past 12 months
n = 178
Attended a single GP practice
n = 2096
Attended multiple GP practices
n = 383
p (1 practice vs > 1 practice) p (0 practice vs ≥1 practice)
   Missing (n)   Missing (n)   Missing (n)   
Blood pressure check 47.2   92.9   90.0   0.046 < 0.001
  2   2   0   
Cholesterol test 22.4   73.7   64.0   < 0.001 < 0.001
  4   0   0   
Diabetes check 22.7   66.9   63.8   0.220 < 0.001
  2   5   0   
Pap test (target group females aged 18–69) 29.2   50.8   58.7   0.247 0.001
  6   97   14   
Bowel check 11.2   41.2   34.9   0.016 < 0.001
  0   3   0   
Bowel check (target group people aged 50–74) 11.5   42.0   36.2   0.189 < 0.001
  0   3   1   
Skin check 16.9   43.6   34.1   < 0.001 < 0.001
  0   0   0   
  1. Missing data were removed from analysis