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Table 3 Independent associations between physician characteristics and likelihood of physicians ordering OGTT and lipid profiles for patients with PCOS using multivariable logistic regression analysis

From: Obesity management in polycystic ovary syndrome: disparity in knowledge between obstetrician-gynecologists and reproductive endocrinologists in China

Variables Physicians ordering OGTT Physicians not ordering OGTT Crude Adjusted Physicians ordering lipid profiles Physicians not ordering lipid profiles Crude OR Adjusted OR
Age
 18-35 5 (0.6) 3 (0.6) 1 1 4 (0.7) 4 (0.6) 1 1
 36-45 121 (15.4) 97 (18.3) 0.8 (0.2, 3.2) 0.8 (0.2, 3.3) 101 (16.5) 117 (16.5) 0.9 (0.2, 3.5) 0.9 (0.2, 3.8)
 ≥46 662 (84.0) 430 (81.1) 0.9 (0.2, 3.9) 0.9 (0.2, 3.8) 504 (82.8) 588 (82.9) 0.9 (0.2, 3.5) 0.8 (0.2, 3.4)
Hospital grade
 1 31 (3.9) 38 (7.2) 1 1 29 (4.8) 40 (5.6) 1 1
 2 263 (33.4) 193 (36.4) 1.7 (1.0, 2.8) a 1.4 (0.9, 2.4) 203 (33.3) 253 (35.7) 1.1 (0.7, 1.8) 0.9 (0.5, 1.6)
 3 494 (62.7) 299 (56.4) 2.0 (1.2, 3.3) a 1.7 (1.0, 2.8) a 377 (61.9) 416 (58.7) 1.3 (0.8, 2.1) 1.0 (0.6, 1.7)
Specialty
 Repro-Endo 157 (19.9) 30 (5.7) 1 1 149 (24.5) 38 (5.4) 1 1
 OB-Gyn 631 (80.1) 500 (94.3) 0.2 (0.2, 0.4) a 0.3 (0.2, 0.4) a 460 (75.5) 671 (94.6) 0.2 (0.1, 0.3) a 0.2 (0.1, 0.3) a
Annual patients with PCOS
 <50 469 (59.5) 380 (71.7) 1 1 364 (59.8) 485 (68.4) 1 1
 51-200 242 (30.7) 116 (21.9) 1.7 (1.3, 2.2) a 1.3 (1.0, 1.8) 188 (30.9) 170 (24.0) 1.5 (1.2, 1.9) a 1.1 (0.9, 1.5)
 >200 77 (9.8) 34 (6.4) 1.8 (1.2, 2.8) a 1.2 (0.7, 1.9) 57 (9.3) 54 (7.6) 1.4 (0.9, 2.1) 0.7 (0.5, 1.2)
Proportion of obesity in PCOS
 0-30% 209 (26.5) 175 (33.0) 1 1 161 (26.4) 223 (31.5) 1 1
 31-50% 321 (40.7) 220 (41.5) 1.2 (0.9, 1.6) 1.0 (0.8, 1.4) 248 (40.8) 293 (41.3) 1.2 (0.9, 1.5) 1.0 (0.8, 1.4)
 51-80% 222 (28.2) 109 (20.6) 1.7 (1.3, 2.3) a 1.4 (1.0, 1.9) a 167 (27.4) 164 (23.1) 1.4 (1.1, 1.9) a 1.2 (0.9, 1.6)
 >80% 36 (4.6) 26 (4.9) 1.2 (0.7, 2.0) 1.1 (0.6, 1.9) 33 (5.4) 29 (4.1) 1.6 (0.9, 2.7) 1.6 (0.9, 2.7)
  1. Abbreviations: OGTT Oral glucose tolerance test, Repro-Endo Reproductive endocrinologist, OB-Gyn Obstetrician-gynecologists, PCOS Polycystic ovary syndrome
  2. a P< 0.05