Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research / 2011 / Article / Tab 6

Research Article

Age-Related Differences in Doctor-Patient Interaction and Patient Satisfaction

Table 6

Odds ratios from binary logistic regression predicting patient-centered interaction.


Patient age 65 or older1.34*1.29
Patient characteristics
 Education—less than high school1.12
 Education—high school degree1.13
 Education—some college1.33
 Education—college degree1.12
 Income—less than $20,0000.84
 SF12—physical health1.01
 SF12—mental health1.04*
Physician characteristics
 Years of practice0.97
Encounter characteristics
 First visit0.49
 Number of visits1.10

Note: Coefficients are odds ratios. Standard errors are corrected using Huber-White sandwich matrix estimator that does not assume independence of cases within clusters. P <  .10, *P <  .05, **P <  .01, ***P <  .001.

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