TABLE 2

Multivariable Model Predicting Often, Almost Always, or Always Initiating a Discussion Regarding the MenB at Routine Well Visits for 16–18-Year-Olds (n = 638)

VariableNever, Rarely, or Sometimes n = 367 (58%), % (n)Often, Almost Always, or Always n = 271 (42%), % (n)Biv. PMV RR (95% CI)
Practice type
 Family medicine50.1 (184)30.3 (82)<.0001
 Pediatrics49.9 (183)69.7 (189)
Sex
 Male45.0 (165)60.5 (164).17
 Female55.0 (202)39.5 (107)
Setting
 Private practice68.9 (253)81.6 (221)<.0001Ref
 Hospital or clinic21.5 (79)16.6 (45)1.00 (0.81–1.23)
 HMO9.5 (35)1.9 (5)0.40 (0.18–0.89)
Census location
 Urban48.0 (176)45.8 (124).58
 Suburban or rural52.0 (191)54.2 (147)
Region
 Midwest26.4 (97)25.1 (68).92
 Northeast20.2 (74)18.8 (51)
 South32.7 (120)34.0 (92)
 West20.7 (76)22.1 (60)
Mean (SD), median age in y51.9 (10.1), 53.051.7 (9.4), 51.0.86
No. providers in practice
 1–547.8 (175)47.0 (127).85
 6 or more52.2 (191)53.0 (143)
Before taking this survey, how aware were you of the MenB vaccines described above?
 Very aware29.9 (105)76.7 (197)<.0001Ref
 Somewhat aware55.8 (196)21.0 (54)0.35 (0.27–0.45)
 Not at all aware14.3 (50)2.3 (6)0.19 (0.09–0.40)
I am aware of patient(s) in my practice who have had meningococcal disease
 Yes36.1 (127)41.3 (107).19
 No63.9 (225)58.7 (152)
I am aware of MenB outbreaks that have occurred in my state
 Yes23.3 (82)42.9 (111)<.00011.25 (1.07–1.45)
 No76.7 (270)57.1 (148)Ref
I am aware of MenB outbreaks that have occurred on college campuses in the United States
 Yes68.2 (240)84.9 (220)<.0001
 No31.8 (112)15.1 (39)
Proportion of patients who are 16–23 y old
 <1039.4 (141)22.2 (59)<.0001
 ≥1060.6 (217)77.8 (207)
Proportion of black or African American patients
 0–2480.2 (284)80.5 (210).94
 ≥2519.8 (70)19.5 (51)
Proportion of Hispanic patients
 0–2480.2 (283)76.5 (198).27
 ≥2519.8 (70)23.6 (61)
Proportion of patients with Medicaid or CHIP
 0–2451.9 (182)53.4 (141).70
 ≥2548.2 (169)46.6 (123)
  • Biv, bivariate; CHIP, Children’s Health Insurance Program; CI, confidence interval; MV RR, multivariate relative risk; Ref, reference; —, nonsignificant variable.