Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 11:36:05 -0500
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Subject: Re: logistic regression interpretations
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> This is my model:
> Gender preference for OB/GYN doctor(DV)= race (majority vs. minority) +
> educ (hs vs. college) + age (<35 or >36)+ clinical competence (this is a
> continuous variable which represents perception of physician competence).
> In my output, the Exp(B) for clinical competence is 1.407. How do I
> interpret this? Can anyone suggest an online resource?
The interpretation should be that the odds of a one point increase in
competence results in a 1.407 times higher gender preference. That said,
and without knowing anything about the competence scale, 1.407 seems too
big a value. If you crosstab out cometence score by preference, do you
actually see an odds ratio generally that large?