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Table 5 Influence of patient and family practice characteristics on primary preventive cardiovascular prescribing behaviour (n = 45 family practices; n = 116,920 patients)

From: Primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases: a cost study in family practices

   Random effect Adjusted SE p-value
Patient
characteristics
Age (per 10 year) 0.512 0.009 < 0.001
  Gender (female vs male) 0.191 0.032 < 0.001
  Type of insurance (private vs national) -0.158 0.035 < 0.001
  Disadvantage neighbourhood (yes vs no) 0.140 0.088 0.11
FP characteristics Practice type (ref. single handed)    
  Duo -0.540 0.214 0.01
  Group -0.127 0.184 0.49
  Health care center -0.133 0.255 0.60
  Urbanisation (ref. very strongly)    
  Strongly 0.249 0.237 0.29
  Moderately -0.126 0.221 0.57
  Weakly 0.001 0.219 0.99
  not 0.226 0.193 0.24
  1. Note: Values are random effect logistic regression coefficients. A positive number means a higher probability on prescription of cardiovascular medication.