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Table 7 Multiple linear regression of socio-demographic characteristics on physicians’ prescribing behavior in hospitals of Dessie, Ethiopia

From: Influence of pharmaceutical marketing mix strategies on physicians’ prescribing behaviors in public and private hospitals, Dessie, Ethiopia: a mixed study design

No. Variables Categories N (%) P-value β (95% CI)
1 Sex Male 120 (88.2) 0.42 −0.17 (−0.61–0.25)
Female 16 (11.8)
2 Age 25–29 35 (25.7) 0.20 −0.11 (−0.29–0.06)
30–34 49 (36)
35–39 27 (19.9)
> = 40 25 (18.4)
3 Education GPs 60 (44.1) 0.48 − 0.34 (−1.3–0.62)
Specialized 76 (55.9)
4 Specialty Internist 16 (21.1) 0.01 −0.06 (−0.11- (− 0.01))
Surgeon 12 (15.8)
Gynecologist 10 (13.2)
Pediatrician 6 (7.9)
Dermatologist 3 (3.9)
Orthopedics 3 (3.9)
Resident 20 (26.3)
ENTs 6 (7.9)
5 Country of specialization Ethiopia 74 (97.3) 0.82 0.07 (−0.61–0.77)
Outside Ethiopia 2 (2.7)
6 Working experience <  5 years 84 (61.8) 0.38 − 0.1 (− 0.33–0.12)
5–10 years 26 (19.1)
> 10 years 26 (19.1)
7 Working areas Public 84 (61.8) 0.04 0.15 (0.00–0.31)
Private 18 (13.2)
Both 34 (25)