Table 3

OR estimates* for factors associated with being less likely to test for STIs if health records were made part of provincial EHR

VariableVariable levelUnadjusted OR95% CIAdjusted OR95% CIp Value
Male1.541.15 to 2.061.661.18 to 2.350.004
(b) It would be acceptable for my record from my visit to this clinic to be viewable by my family physicianDisagree/neutralReferenceReference
Agree0.330.25 to 0.430.670.45 to 1.000.05
(d) It would be acceptable for my EHR from my visit at the provincial STI clinic to be available for my medical specialist(s) to reviewDisagree/neutralReferenceReference
Agree0.340.25 to 0.450.700.47 to 1.040.08
(h) When getting care at the BCCDC STI clinic, it is my expectation that no other clinicians in the province will be able to review my chart from my visitDisagree/neutralReferenceReference
Agree5.954.32 to 8.193.552.43 to 5.20<0.001
(i) One of the reasons I came for care at the BCCDC STI clinic is that I did not want records of my encounter shared beyond this clinicDisagree/neutralReferenceReference
Agree6.504.76 to 8.892.811.92 to 4.12<0.001
(j) If I could test for HIV completely anonymously at this clinic (meaning no name or phone number attached to my result), I would choose to test this wayDisagree/neutralReferenceReference
Agree3.162.38 to 4.221.491.05 to 2.100.02
  • *Backward likelihood ratio method was used to select final variables from full multivariable model (variables with p value ≤0.2 in bivariate analysis were considered for multivariable model).

  • BCCDC, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control; EHR, electronic health record; STI, sexually transmitted infection.