Table 4

Univariate and multivariate factors associated with accuracy rate in knowledge of hypertension using GEE models
n Accuracy rate (%) Univariate P-value Multivariate P-value
mean ± SD β(SE) β(SE)
Characteristics of physician
 Age 1(year)
  21 ~ 30 36 55.1 ± 17.5 reference -- reference --
  31 ~ 40 53 54.1 ± 21.3 −1.0 (4.7) 0.832 1.7 (4.1) 0.686
  41 ~ 50 17 41.8 ± 23.1 −13.3 (5.4) 0.013 −7.9 (7.1) 0.263
  ≥ 51 35 42.0 ± 24.1 −13.2 (6.3) 0.036 1.0 (5.6) 0.859
 Gender 2
  Male 57 46.9 ± 20.6 −4.2 (5.3) 0.424
  Female 88 51.1 ± 23.1 reference --
 Title 3
  Junior physician 50 51.6 ± 19.4 reference --
  Attending physician 71 49.0 ± 23.4 −2.6 (4.5) 0.562
  Senior physician 23 47.6 ± 24.0 −4.0 (10.8) 0.712
 Working position 4
  Out-patient 47 46.6 ± 25.4 reference --
  Ward 37 49.8 ± 20.8 3.2 (13.8) 0.817
  Community health site 59 52.5 ± 19.9 6.0 (8.3) 0.472
 Education level 5
  Professional school 9 40.4 ± 18.2 reference -- reference --
  Medical college 17 35.0 ± 25.7 −5.4 (8.8) 0.543 −2.4 (8.1) 0.769
  Medical university 111 53.4 ± 20.9 13.0 (6.1) 0.033 13.3 (4.5) 0.003
  Graduate school 5 41.1 ± 17.6 0.7 (9.5) 0.941 4.5 (11.1) 0.684
 Years working6
  < 10 48 54.7 ± 19.0 reference --
  10 ≦ ~ <20 48 53.6 ± 20.6 −1.1 (2.7) 0.684
  20 ≦ ~ <30 15 45.6 ± 20.6 −9.1 (9.7) 0.349
  ≧ 30 32 38.8 ± 25.7 −15.9 (4.4) 0.0003
Characteristics of primary care center
 Type of center
  Community Healthcare center 72 45.1 ± 19.9 reference -- reference --
  Community Teaching base 50 48.3 ± 25.1 3.2 (4.4) 0.469 −1.0 (3.7) 0.796
  Training base 25 62.7 ± 16.9 17.6 (3.0) <0.0001 12.3 (1.7) < 0.0001
 Location
  Suburban 32 49.8 ± 12.5 reference --
  Urban (not include downtown) 50 48.3 ± 25.1 −1.5 (3.3) 0.645
  Downtown area 65 49.6 ± 23.7 −0.3 (7.2) 0.969
 Scope of medical seervice
  Basic healthcare 65 49.6 ± 23.7 reference --
  Between basic and full service 50 48.3 ± 25.1 −1.2 (7.9) 0.875
  Full medical service 32 49.8 ± 12.5 0.3 (7.2) 0.969

In the multivariate model, only data of 139 physicians were analyzed.

Unadjusted mean difference compared to referent group.

Adjusted mean difference compared to referent group.

1 Two subjects with missing values. 2 Six subjects with missing values. 3 Three subjects with missing values. 4 Four subjects with missing values. 5 Five subjects with missing values. 6 Four subjects with missing values.

Chen et al.

Chen et al. BMC Family Practice 2013 14:16   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-14-16

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