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Table 4 Logistic regression results for question, “The visiting hours are too restricted” (n = 1791)

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 1.07 (1.00–1.14) 0.04 1.07 (1.00–1.14) 0.05 1.00 (0.93–1.07) 0.89
Patient sex (female)
 Male 0.78 (0.55–1.16) 0.24     
Patient age
 Increased age (years) 1.01 (1.00–1.02) 0.16 1.17 (0.98–1.41) 0.09 1.18(0.99–1.42) 0.07
Patient born in Switzerland
 Patient born outside of Switzerland 0.93 (0.61–1.43) 0.74     
Patient employed or retired
 Unemployed or problem working 0.95 (0.48–1.89) 0.89     
Patient has not completed secondary education
 Secondary 1.72 (0.96–3.09) 0.07 1.72 (0.95–3.09) 0.07 1.71 (0.95–3.07) 0.07
 Post-secondary or more 1.87 (1.00–3.46) 0.05 1.98 (1.06–3.68) 0.03 2.11 (1.13–3.92) 0.02
Patient suffers from a chronic disease
 No 1.04 (0.72–1.51) 0.82     
Speaks the official language fluently
 Sufficiently well 0.99 (0.55–1.19) 0.97     
 Moderately well 1.78 (0.91–3.44) 0.09     
 Poorly 0.67 (0.09–5.17) 0.70     
 Not at all 2.55 (0.52–12.58) 0.25     
Income lower than country average
 Average 1.63 (0.80–3.33) 0.18     
 Above average 2.29 (1.03–5.08) 0.04     
General health status is very good
 Good 1.11 (0.64–1.95) 0.70     
 Fair 1.58 (0.87–2.87) 0.13     
 Poor 1.58 (0.70–3.57) 0.27     
Reason for visit was acute illness
 Other reason 0.89 (0.60–1.26) 0.46     
Visit was with patient’s own doctor
 Not with patient own doctor 0.95 (0.47–1.90) 0.88     
Linguistic area -German speaking
 French speaking 0.46 (0.29–0.73) < 0.001    0.43 (0.25–0.74) < 0.01
 Italian speaking 0.23 (0.09–0.59) 0.02    0.23 (0.09–0.60) < 0.01
Urban area
 Rural area 1.01 (0.68–1.50) 0.97     
  1. Bold: significant to < 0.2 in univariate analyses or < 0.05 in multivariate analyses