Table 2

Determinants of teleconsultation implementation

TeleconsultationNo teleconsultationWeighted crude ORWeighted adjusted OR*
n = 1319n = 172
N (row %)N (row %)
Individual factors
 Age
  ≤41 years692 (92.6†)59 (7.4†)11
  >41 years627 (83.6†)113 (16.4†)0.40 (0.28 to 0.58)0.40 (0.27 to 0.57)
 Gender
  Male19 (66.2†)9 (33.8†)11
  Female1300 (89.1†)163 (10.9†)4.19 (1.78 to 9.91)6.88 (2.71 to 17.48)
 Family situation
  Single, divorced, widowed214 (83.4†)44 (16.6†)11
  Married, living with partner1105 (89.9†)128 (10.1†)1.78 (1.18 to 2.66)1.67 (1.10 to 2.52)
Organisational factors
 Practice setting
  Solo483 (83.6†)92 (16.4†)11
  With other midwives only355 (92.5†)31 (7.5†)2.41 (1.52 to 3.82)2.34 (1.47 to 3.72)
  With ≥2 types of medical professionals481 (91.1†)49 (8.9†)2.01 (1.34 to 3.02)1.75 (1.16 to 2.64)
  • Values in bold correspond to p value <0.05 and are considered statistically significant.

  • *Multivariate logistic regression (adjusted for age, gender, family situation and practice setting).

  • †Weighted percentage.