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Table 3 Logistic regression of variables associated with use of cardiac catheterization

From: Physician-level variation in the diagnosis of myocardial infarction and the use of angiography among Veterans with elevated troponin

Variable β S.E. Wald P OR 95 % CI
Chest Pain 2.152 0.257 70.079 <0.0001 8.60 5.20 14.23
Non-VA physician 1.493 0.543 7.563 0.006 4.45 1.54 12.89
TIMI > 2 1.185 0.352 11.317 0.001 3.27 1.64 6.52
Smoker 0.854 0.334 6.543 0.011 2.35 1.22 4.52
Abnormal ECG 0.634 0.259 5.986 0.014 1.89 1.13 3.13
Dyspnea 0.582 0.290 4.028 0.045 1.79 1.01 3.16
1st troponin level 0.539 0.185 8.441 0.004 1.71 1.19 2.47
Age (by year) −0.031 0.011 8.780 0.003 0.97 0.95 0.99
Creatinine −0.352 0.097 13.276 <0.0001 0.70 0.58 0.85
Physician 2 −0.590 0.248 5.654 0.017 0.56 0.34 0.90
Constant −0.500 0.801 0.389 0.533 0.607   
  1. CI Confidence interval, ECG Electrocardiogram, OR Odds ratio, SE Standard error, TIMI Thrombolysis in myocardial infarction