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Table 3 Results of regression analysis on number of physician contacts and number of physicians contacted per year in the study population

From: Patterns of ambulatory medical care utilization in elderly patients with special reference to chronic diseases and multimorbidity - Results from a claims data based observational study in Germany

  Number of contacts with physicians Number of physicians contacted
R 2 0.30 0.195
  B p- value 95% CI B p- value 95% CI
Age (centred) -0.03 0.0031 -0.05 -0.01 -0.05 <.0001 -0.05 -0.05
Sex (female) 0.05 0.6317 -0.17 0.28 0.16 <.0001 0.12 0.19
Nursing dependency (yes) 10.37 <.0001 10.01 10.72 -0.20 <.0001 -0.25 -0.14
Number of chronic conditions 2.33 <.0001 2.28 2.38 0.24 <.0001 0.23 0.24
Number of chronic conditions (log scale) 1.62 <.0001 157 1.67 0.25 <.0001 0.24 0.26
  1. R 2 = proportion of variance explained by the regression model.
  2. B = beta = regression coefficient
  3. p = statistical significance of the effect of the independent variables