Table 4

Multi-level logistic regression models for high attendance at lifestyle modification program
Explanatory variables Empty model Model 11
Participant Characteristics OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
SEIFA index2 Least disadvantaged 1.00 (reference)
Intermediate disadvantage 1.24 (0.35-4.32)
Most disadvantaged 2.17 (0.21-22.15)
Employment status Working 1.0 (reference)
Not working3 2.39 (1.15-4.94)*
Psychological distress Low/moderate distress 1.00 (reference)
(K10 score: 16+) High distress 2.17 (1.10-4.30)*
Practice Characteristics
Practice size Large practice (5+ GPs) 1.00 (reference)
Medium practice (3–4 GPs) 1.73 (0.60-5.05)
Small practice (1–2 GPs) 3.46 (0.79-15.03)
Practice employs or rents rooms to allied health professional No 1.00 (reference)
Yes 2.24 (0.34-14.67)
Practice has written protocol for preventative care No 1.00 (reference)
Yes 1.60 (0.33-7.83)
Between practice variance (SE3) 0.410 (0.277) 0.023 (0.132)
Intra class correlation 0.111 0.007
Explained variance 4 (%) - 94.4%

*P < 0.05.

Multilevel logistic regression1 Model 1: includes all variables found to be significant in univariate analysis. 2 2006 index of relative socio-economic advantage/disadvantage, 3 Standard error, 4 Explained ‘between practice variance using the variance in the empty model as reference.

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Laws et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:201   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-201

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