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Table 5 Likelihood of accessing multiple general practices, compared with a single practice (direct binary logistic regression). Multiple general practices = 1, single general practice = 0

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

  OR 95% CI p
Age (per year) 0.981 0.973–0.988 < 0.001
Residence
 Regional centre 2.895 2.218–3.778 < 0.001
 Smaller town 1   
Attended ED in past 12 months
 Yes 1.645 1.224–2.211 0.001
 No 1   
Distance to visit GP
  ≥ 5 km 1   
  < 5 km 0.656 0.488–0.882 0.005
 Frequency of GP visits in past 12 months (per visit) 1.017 1.003–1.032 0.018
Bulk billed
 Yes 1.361 1.035–1.790 0.027
 No 1   
Sex
•  Male 1   
•  Female 1.293 0.996–1.678 0.054
Satisfaction with GP
•  Less than very satisfied 1   
•  Very satisfied 0.755 0.558–1.022 0.069
Education
•  Completed year 12 or higher 1.252 0.949–1.652 0.112
•  Did not complete year 12 1   
Confidence in GP
•  Poor, fair, good or very good 1   
•  Excellent 0.787 0.583–1.062 0.117
Health status
•  Poor, fair, good or very good 1   
•  Excellent 1.084 0.743–1.581 0.676