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Table 2 GEE model for antimicrobial prescribing

From: Do general practitioners prescribe more antimicrobials when the weekend comes?

Variables AB** prescribing Nitrofurantoin AMP
OR 95 % CI OR 95 % CI OR 95 % CI
Weekdays vs. weekend
 Weekdays Reference Reference Reference
 Weekends 1.07 1.04 1.10 1.12 1.03 1.21 1.06 1.01 1.11
Gender
 Female Reference Reference Reference
 Male 0.86 0.83 0.88 0.20 0.18 0.22 1.12 1.08 1.16
 Age 1.00 0.99 1.00 1.01 1.01 1.02 0.99 0.99 0.99
Medical card type
 Private Reference Reference Reference
 GMS* 0.61 0.59 0.63 1.15 1.07 1.24 0.72 0.69 0.75
Arms
 Control arm Reference Reference Reference
 Intervention arm-1 0.79 0.77 0.82 1.05 0.97 1.13 0.77 0.74 0.80
 Intervention arm-2 0.98 0.95 1.01 0.93 0.86 1.01 0.89 0.86 0.94
  1. ** AB antimicrobials, * GMS medical card holder patients
Variables AMC Trimethoprim Quinolone
OR 95 % CI OR 95 % CI OR 95 % CI
Weekdays vs. weekend
 Weekdays Reference Reference Reference
 Weekends 0.89 0.84 0.96 1.04 0.89 1.22 1.06 0.94 1.21
Gender
 Female Reference Reference Reference
 Male 1.20 1.13 1.27 0.37 0.31 0.44 1.82 1.64 2.02
 Age 1.00 0.99 1.00 1.01 1.01 1.01 1.02 1.02 1.02
Medical card type
 Private Reference Reference Reference
 GMS* 0.82 0.76 0.86 1.40 1.20 1.63 1.14 1.01 1.27
Arms
 Control arm Reference Reference Reference
 Intervention arm-1 0.93 0.87 0.99 1.13 0.96 1.33 0.97 0.86 1.12
 Intervention arm-2 0.91 0.86 0.98 1.13 0.96 1.33 1.02 0.91 1.16
  1. ** AB antimicrobials, * GMS medical card holder patients
Variables Cephalosporin Tetracycline Macrolide
OR 95 % CI OR 95 % CI OR 95 % CI
Weekdays vs. weekend
 Weekdays Reference Reference Reference
 Weekends 0.95 0.81 1.10 1.08 0.95 1.24 0.95 0.88 1.03
Gender
 Female Reference Reference Reference
 Male 0.83 0.73 0.96 1.05 0.93 1.18 1.16 1.09 1.24
 Age 1.01 1.01 1.01 0.99 0.99 0.99 1.00 1.00 1.00
Medical card
 Private Reference Reference Reference
 GMS* 1.04 0.91 1.18 0.73 0.65 0.82 0.82 0.77 0.88
Arms
 Control arm Reference Reference Reference
 Intervention arm-1 1.41 1.22 1.65 1.06 0.92 1.22 1.20 1.11 1.30
 Intervention arm-2 1.50 1.29 1.76 1.27 1.11 1.46 1.24 1.14 1.34
  1. ** AB antimicrobials, * GMS medical card holder patients