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Table 4 Multivariate analysis. Factors predicting publication (N = 621)

From: Analysis of full-text publication and publishing predictors of abstracts presented at an Italian public health meeting (2005–2007)

  Multivariate regression
N Odds ratio 95 % CI P value
Affiliation
 University 120 1
 Local Public Health institution 5 0.64 (0.22–1.85) 0.418
 Non universitari Hospitals 3 0.09 (0.03–0.33) <0.001
 Other 18 0.91 (0.49–1.70) 0.773
Topics
 Food and nutrition 15 1
 Environment 13 1.24 (0.50–3.09) 0.638
 Health education 21 0.94 (0.42–2.13) 0.897
 Chronic disease 20 1.91 (0.80–4.60) 0.145
 Infectious disease 16 0.78 (0.34–1.80) 0.564
 Dental hygiene 5 10.52 (1.47–75.18) 0.019
 Hospital hygiene 9 0.77 (0.29–2.04) 0.600
 Miscellaneous 13 1.73 (0.67–4.42) 0.254
 Organization 17 0.71 (0.31–1.63) 0.419
 Vaccine 17 3.45 (1.32–9.00) 0.011
Abstract
 Oral 54 1
 Poster 92 0.60 (0.37–0.99) 0.044
First author gender
 Male 62 1
 Female 84 1.31 (0.86–1.99) 0.212
Study design
 Sperimental 21 1
 Observational descriptive 47 0.74 (0.36–1.52) 0.415
 Observational analytical 67 1.08 (0.56–2.08) 0.820
 Revision 11 1.12 (0.43–2.93) 0.820
Results
 Negative 4 1
 Positive 121 3.43 (1.03–11.4) 0.044
 Not evaluable 21 2.23 (0.61–8.17) 0.228
Total score
 Medium 30 1
 High 78 1.60 (0.94–2.72) 0.086
 Very high 38 2.72 (1.39–5.31) 0.003