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

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


*Adjusted for age, gender, race, income ≥ 25,000, health insurance status, and health status. Statistical comparisons to group with more than 5 years

Donahue et al. BMC Family Practice 2005 6:40   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-6-40

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