Table 7

Results* of clustered regression analyses, adjusted sequentially for mode of questionnaire administration (model 1), demographic factors (model 2), health need (model 3), relevant report item (model 4), evaluation of receptionists (model 5), and evaluation of general practitioner communication (model 6)

Model 1: adjusted for mode of administrationModel 2: adjusted additionally for demographic factorsModel 3: adjusted additionally for health needModel 4: adjusted additionally for relevant report itemModel 5: adjusted additionally for evaluation of receptionistsModel 6: adjusted additionally for evaluation of general practitioner communication
Dependent variable 1: Evaluation of waiting time for appointments with a particular general practitioner (n=138 955 from 1095 practices)
 White (90.8%)000000
 Black (2.7%)−2.6 (−4.0 to −1.2)−1.3 (−2.7 to 0.12)−1.6 (−3.0 to −0.2)−3.0 (−3.9 to −2.1)−1.2 (−2.0 to −0.48)−0.33 (−1.1 to 0.43)
 Asian (6.1%)−5.2 (−6.7 to −3.7)−4.4 (−5.9 to −2.9)−5.1 (−6.6 to −3.6)−6.4 (−7.4 to −5.3)−4.1 (−5.0 to −3.3)−2.9 (−3.6 to −2.1)
 Chinese (0.4%)−4.9 (−7.3 to −2.5)−4.7 (−7.1 to −2.4)−5.1 (−7.6 to −2.7)−4.7 (−6.7 to −2.7)−2.2 (−4.0 to −0.36)−0.60 (−2.4 to 1.2)
R20.000.020.030.460.550.58
Dependent variable 2: Evaluation of waiting time for appointments with any general practitioner (n=133 441 from 1096 practices)
 White (90.7%)000000
 Black (2.8%)−6.9 (−8.2 to −5.7)−5.8 (−7.1 to −4.5)−6.1 (−7.4 to −4.8)−3.6 (−4.5 to −2.6)−2.2 (−3.0 to −1.4)−1.3 (−2.1 to −0.50)
 Asian (6.2%)−9.5 (−10.9 to −8.1)−9.2 (−10.7 to −7.8)−9.9 (−11.4 to −8.5)−6.3 (−7.3 to −5.3)−4.5 (−5.3 to −3.7)−3.2 (−4.0 to −2.5)
 Chinese (0.4%)−7.9 (−10.3 to −5.5)−7.8 (−10.2 to −5.5)−8.3 (−10.7 to −6.0)−4.3 (−6.4 to −2.2)−2.0 (−3.9 to −0.16)0.16 (−1.7 to 2.0)
R20.020.020.020.350.470.50
Dependent variable 3: Evaluation of waiting time for consultations to begin (n=147 686 from 1096 practices)
 White (90.9%)000000
 Black (2.8%)−4.5 (−5.5 to −3.6)−2.6 (−3.6 to −1.5)−2.7 (−3.8 to −1.7)−0.14 (−0.92 to 0.64)0.78 (0.05 to 1.5)1.5 (0.78 to 2.2)
 Asian (6.0%)−7.4 (−8.8 to −6.1)−5.8 (−7.2 to −4.5)−6.2 (−7.5 to −4.9)−0.50 (−1.4 to 0.44)0.60 (−0.25 to 1.4)1.6 (0.84 to 2.4)
 Chinese (0.4%)−5.2 (−7.2 to −3.2)−3.7 (−5.7 to −1.7)−3.9 (−6.0 to −1.8)−1.2 (−2.8 to 0.36)0.48 (−1.0 to 2.0)2.1 (0.69 to 3.6)
R20.010.040.040.410.490.53
Dependent variable 4: Evaluation of continuity of care (n=143 664 from 1096 practices)
 White (91.0%)000000
 Black (2.7%)−4.0 (−5.2 to −2.8)−1.7 (−3.0 to −0.41)−1.9 (−3.2 to −0.58)−0.27 (−1.1 to 0.54)0.79 (0.05 to 1.5)1.7 (1.0 to 2.4)
 Asian (5.9%)−4.8 (−6.0 to −3.6)−2.8 (−4.0 to −1.5)−3.2 (−4.4 to −2.0)−1.9 (−2.8 to −1.1)−0.41 (−1.1 to 0.28)1.1 (0.53 to 1.7)
 Chinese (0.3%)−5.7 (−7.7 to −3.7)−3.7 (−5.8 to −1.7)−3.4 (−5.4 to −1.4)−0.87 (−2.6 to 0.89)0.70 (−0.89 to 2.3)2.4 (0.92 to 3.9)
R20.000.040.050.430.500.55

*Regression coefficients (with 95% CIs) showing the percentage point difference in mean score associated with each ethnic minority group compared with white respondents, adjusted for the independent variables named in each column and those in preceding columns.