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Table 4 Adjusted relationships between receipt of preventive service variables and years of care from the same physician: logistic regression results: Statistical comparisons to group with more than 5 years of continuity

From: Length of patient-physician relationship and patients' satisfaction and preventive service use in the rural south: a cross-sectional telephone study

Preventive services (only asked to those reporting at least one doctor visit in past year) % ≤1 yr care OR (95% CI) % 1–2 yrs care OR (95% CI) % 3–5 yrs care OR (95% CI)
Mammogram in women 50 and older within past year (n = 1182) 0.94 1.17 0.96
  (0.60–1.46) (0.77–1.80) (0.70–1.32)
  p = 0.78 p = 0.44 p = 0.81
Pap smear in women 18–64 years old in past 3 years (n = 1543) 1.27 1.17 1.36
  (0.71–2.24) (0.62–2.20) (0.83–2.24)
  p = 0.41 p = 0.63 p = 0.22
Flu shot in persons 65 and older in past year (n = 679) 0.66 0.83 1.07
  (0.36–1.20) (0.43–1.61) (0.66–1.74)
  p = 0.17 p = 0.58 p = 0.77
Flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy in persons 50 and older 10 years (n = 1684) 0.87 1.15 1.05
  (0.60–1.96) (0.83–1.59) (0.81–1.37)
  p = 0.53 p = 0.39 p = 0.67
Cholesterol in persons 45 and older (n = 2024) 1.08 1.33 0.98
  (0.59–1.89) (0.77–2.31) (0.68–1.42)
  p = 0.79 p = 0.30 p = 0.93
Smoking counseling in past year (n = 611 smokers) 1.00 1.15 1.31
  (0.55–1.82) (0.61–2.17) (0.74–2.33)
  p = 0.99 p = 0.66 p = 0.36
Physical Activity counseling in past year (n = 2548) 1.23 1.06 1.16
  (0.94–1.64) (0.78–1.43) (0.92–1.47)
  p = 0.13 p = 0.70 p = 0.19
Nutrition counseling in past year (n = 2541) 1.47 1.05 1.25
  (1.08–2.02) (0.76–1.45) (1.01–1.54)
  p = 0.01 p = 0.76 p = 0.04
  1. *Adjusted for age, gender, race, income ≥ 25,000, health insurance status, and health status. Statistical comparisons to group with more than 5 years