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Table 3 Logistic regression results for difficulty getting an appointment (n = 1649)

From: Associations between primary care practice type and patient-reported access

Variable Univariate analyses Multivariate final models
  Without linguistic area Including linguistic area
Odds Ratio (95% CI) p-value Odds Ratio (95% CI) p-value Odds Ratio (95% CI) p-value
Practice comprehensiveness of services score
 Increased score 1.10 (0.95–1.27) 0.20 1.10 (0.95–1.27) 0.18 1.00 (0.86–1.18) 0.96
Patient sex
 Male 1.39 (0.67–2.86) 0.38     
Patient age
 Increased age (years) 1.00 (0.99–1.03) 0.48     
Patient born in Switzerland
 Born outside Switzerland 1.51 (0.71–3.24) 0.29     
Patient employed or retired
 Unemployed or problem working 0.41 (0.05–3.10) 0.38     
Patient has not completed secondary education
 Secondary 0.59 (0.26–1.37) 0.22 0.57 (0.25–1.31) 0.18 0.57 (0.25–1.31) 0.19
 Post-secondary or more 0.34 (0.12–1.00) 0.05 0.34 (0.11–0.98) 0.05 0.38 (0.13–1.10) 0.08
 Patient suffers from a chronic disease
 No 0.67 (0.33–1.37) 0.27     
Speaks the official language fluently
 Sufficiently well 0.71 (0.15–3.34) 0.67     
 Moderately well 0.96 (0.15–6.06) 0.97     
 Poorly     
 Not at all     
Income lower than country average
 Average 0.82 (0.29–2.31) 0.71     
 Above average 0.43 (1.00–1.95) 0.28     
General health status is very good
 Good 1.15 (0.44–3.04) 0.78     
 Fair 0.79 (0.25–2.50) 0.69     
 Poor     
Reason for visit was acute illness
 Other reason 0.58 (0.28–1.17) 0.13     
Visit was with patient’s own doctor
 Not with patient own doctor 2.15 (0.78–5.85) 0.14     
Linguistic area -German speaking
 French speaking 0.27 (0.08–0.85) 0.03    2.28 (0.08–1.07) 0.06
 Italian speaking 0.36 (0.07–1.82 0.22    0.442 (0.09–2.26) 0.33
Urban area
 Rural area 1.06 (0.44–2.56) 0.89     
  1. Bold: significant to < 0.2 in univariate analyses or < 0.05 in multivariate analyses