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Table 3 Logistic regression estimates of factors associated with perceived barriers for STI care

From: Physicians’ perceived barriers to management of sexually transmitted infections in Vietnam

  Lack of STI training Lack of professional resources Lack of time Adj OR Lack of reimbursement Lack of privacy/ confidentiality Lack of counselling
  Adj OR (95% CI) Adj OR (95% CI) (95% CI) Adj OR (95% CI) Adj OR (95% CI) Adj OR (95% CI)
Sex: Male (vs. Female) - - 0.61 (0.39-0.99)* - - -
Age group (in years)       
  40–50 (vs. <40) NS NS - - - -
  51-60 (vs. <40) NS NS - - - -
Medical degree       
  General practitioner (vs. D&V doctor) NS NS 0.43 (0.19-0.99)* -   -
  Assistant doctor (vs. D&V doctor) 2.06 (1.04-4.05)* NS NS - - -
  Ob/Gyn doctors (vs. D&V doctor) NS NS NS - - -
In-service training on STI: Yes (vs. No) 0.52 (0.33-0.82)* NS NS NS - -
In-service training on communication: Yes (vs. No) NS 0.64 (0.40-0.96)* NS - NS -
Duration of medical practice (in years)       
  11–20 (vs. <10) NS 0.44 (0.23-0.86)* NS - - -
  >20 (vs. <10) NS NS NS - - -
Average weekly client volume       
  16-30 (vs. <15) - - NS - NS -
  >30 (vs. <15) - - 1.77 (1.06-2.95)* - 2.26 (1.01-5.06)* -
STI diagnoses in the month prior to the survey: - NS - NS - -
  Yes (vs. No)
Place of main practice       
  District hosp./health centre - 2.23 (1.24-4.01)* 0.46 (0.25-0.84)* - - -
  (vs. provincial facilities)
  Communal health stations - 2 (1.17-3.43)* 0.43 (0.25-0.74)* - - -
  (vs. provincial facilities)       
  1. *p ≤ 0.05 (Wald statistic).
  2. NS: not significant at multivariable logistic regression.
  3. -Independent variables not significantly associated with dependant variable at p ≤ 0.2 at univarible logistic regression and not included in multivariable logistic regression.