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Table 6 Repondents' preferred medium for consulting a doctor if hypothetically living 2 hours from a clinic

From: Young people's views on the potential use of telemedicine consultations for sexual health: results of a national survey

    2 hours        
    Telephone1     Webcam1    
Variable   n% Unadjusted OR (95% CI) p value2 Adjusted OR3(95% CI) p value2 Unadjusted OR (95% CI) p value2 Adjusted OR3(95% CI) p value2
Sex Female4 487 (74%) 1   1   1   1  
  Male 173 (26%) 0.91 (0.62-1.32) 0.60 0.85 (0.57-1.27) 0.43 1.74 (0.98-3.07) 0.06 1.63 (0.87-3.08) 0.13
Age 16 to 19 214 (32%) 0.92 (0.65-1.30) 0.63 0.90 (0.63-1.29) 0.56 0.98 (0.55-1.73) 0.94 1.02 (0.55-1.90) 0.94
  20 to 244 448 (68%) 1   1   1   1  
Remoteness Major city 548 (83%) 1   1   1   1  
  Non-major city 111 (17%) 0.97 (0.63-1.49) 0.87 1.02 (0.66-1.60) 0.92 0.85 (0.40-1.80) 0.68 0.98 (0.46-2.11) 0.97
Had an STI test Yes4 223 (34%) 1   1   1   1  
  No 433 (65%) 0.95 (0.67-1.34) 0.77 0.92 (0.63-1.34) 0.92 0.73 (0.42-1.28) 0.27 0.64 (0.34-1.20) 0.16
Any same-sex partners Yes 67 (10%) 0.87 (0.51-1.50) 0.62 0.85 (0.48-1.50) 0.85 1.16 (0.50-2.69) 0.73 0.84 (0.33-2.16) 0.73
  No4 593 (90%) 1   1   1   1  
Yearly visits to a doctor 0-34 358 (54%) 1   1   1   1  
  4+ 304 (46%) 0.77 (0.55-1.06) 0.77 0.72 (0.51-1.02) 0.06 0.82 (0.48-1.40) 0.46 0.88 (0.49-1.58) 0.67
Partner total 0-24 526 (80%) 1   1   1   1  
  3+ 136 (21%) 0.99 (0.66-1.49) 0.98 0.99 (0.64-1.52) 0.95 1.13 (0.59-2.16) 0.72 0.98 (0.48-1.99) 0.95
  1. 1Reference category is in-person consultation
  2. 2Chi-square test
  3. 3Multinominal regression. Adjusted for sex, age, remoteness, past STI test, same-sex partners, doctor visits, and partner total.
  4. 4Reference category