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Table 4 Predictive factors for referral by GPs to naturopaths at least once per month by rural and regional GPs in New South Wales, Australia (n = 573)

From: The interface with naturopathy in rural primary health care: a survey of referral practices of general practitioners in rural and regional New South Wales, Australia

Factor Odds ratio 95% CI
Originally from a rural area?
 No 1.00
 Yes 0.56 0.30, 1.05
Lack of other options
 No 1.00
 Yes 5.25 2.42, 11.36
Positive results previously
 No 1.00
 Yes 2.61 1.35, 5.05
Belief in efficacy
 No 1.00
 Yes 5.62 3.01, 10.49
Peer-reviewed literature a major source of information
 No 1.00
 Yes 3.03 1.65, 5.55
CAM practitioners a major source of information
 No 1.00
 Yes 6.09 2.91, 12.72
Professional relationship with CAM provider
 No 1.00
 Yes 0.33 0.16, 0.65