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Table 2 General practitioner characteristics associated with > 75% completeness of Indigenous identification status in the patient records

From: Incomplete recording of Indigenous identification status under-estimates the prevalence of Indigenous population attending Australian general practices: a cross sectional study

General practitioner characteristics (Clinician survey) GPs survey responses (%) Factors associated with GPs having > 75% complete recording of Indigenous identification status in patient records* (n = 496)
All GPs (n = 496) GPs with > 75% complete recording in patient records (n = 132) OR, (95% CI, p value) AOR, (95% CI, p value)
Gender
 Male 60.1 57.5 1  
 Female 39.9 42.4 1.15 (0.77 to 1.73, p = 0.49)  
Age (years)
  < 44 years 47.8 52.3 1  
  > 45 years 52.2 47.7 0.78 (0.53 to 1.17, p = 0.23)  
Country obtained primary medical degree
 Australia 57.7 55.3 1  
 Outside Australia 42.3 44.7 1.14 (0.76 to 1.70, p = 0.52)  
Years working in general practice (n = 492)
  ≤ 10 years 47.8 48.9 1  
  > 10 years 52.2 51.1 0.94 (0.63 to 1.41, p = 0.77)  
Perception of the proportion of Indigenous patients that attend their clinic (n = 496)
  < 1% 60.7 52.3 1 1
 2–5% 17.1 22.7 1.81 (1.07 to 3.06, p = 0.03) 1.28 (0.69 to 2.40, p = 0.44)
  > 5% 3.2 7.0 4.49 (1.61 to 12.51, p = < 0.01) 2.59 (0.76 to 8.87, p = 0.13)
Not sure 17.9 18.0 1.22 (0.70 to 2.10, p = 0.48) 1.13 (0.63 to 2.07, p = 0.67)
Self- reported routinely ask Indigenous identification status of patients
 Never 32.7 26.7 1 1
 Sometimes 52.2 49.6 1.22 (0.76 to 1.94, p = 0.41) 1.23 (0.73 to 2.10, p = 0.43)
 Usually 8.9 11.5 1.88 (0.91 to 3.88, p = 0.09) 1.31 (0.55 to 3.08, p = 0.54)
 Always 5.6 12.2 4.84 (2.10 to 11.17, p < 0.01) 4.08 (1.59 to 10.47, p < 0.01)
Remoteness location
 Major City 9.7 18.1 1 1
 Inner Regional 72.6 62.1 0.29 (0.16 to 0.55, p < 0.01) 0.11 (0.56 to 0.24, p < 0.01)
Outer Regional/ Remote 17.7 (Remote = 2.0) 19.7 0.42 (0.20 to 0.87, p = 0.02) 0.09 (0.03 to 0.22, p < 0.01)
State
 NSW 17.7 24.2 1 1
 QLD 22.8 37.8 1.39 (0.78 to 2.46, p = 0.26) 1.57 (0.84 to 2.92, p = 0.155)
 Victoria/SA 59.5 (SA = 4.8) 37.8 0.36 (0.21 to 0.61, p < 0.01) 0.28 (0.14 to 0.55, p < 0.01)
  1. Boldface values were significant at p<0.05