Table 5

Final model of stepwise linear regression analysis of the mental health status of participants
Forced entry Step wise
Step 1 Step2 Step3 Step4
Predictor variable Β t Β t Β t Β t Β t
HSCL-37A total Age 0.02 0.39
Years in boarding house 0.01 0.14
Years in Thailand −0.11 −1.95
Burmese language (Ref = Karen) −0.22* −3.97 −0.23* −4.58 −0.24* −4.89
Male gender (Ref = female) −0.17* −3.37 −0.19* −3.70
Traumatic events 0.41* 8.17 0.41* 7.84 0.40* 7.90 0.41* 8.27
Social support
Emotional/ Informational support 0.03 0.40
Tangible support −0.07 −1.20
Affectionate support 0.11 1.80
Positive social interaction −0.05 −0.81
R2 0.28 0.17 0.22 0.26
Ajusted R2 0.25 0.17 0.22 0.25
Anxiety Age −0.10 −1.96
Years in boarding house −0.01 −0.22
Years in Thailand −0.14* −2.59 −0.15* −3.18
Burmese language (Ref = Karen) 0.22* −4.22 −0.26* −5.56 −0.23* −4.67
Male gender (Ref = female) −0.31* −6.63 −0.33* −6.56 −0.34* −7.20 −0.34* −7.30
Traumatic events 0.41* 8.78 0.40* 7.50 0.42* 8.39 0.41* 8.58 0.40* 8.66
Social support
Emotional/ Informational support 0.04 0.55
Tangible support −0.04 −0.68
Affectionate support 0.11 1.95
Positive social interaction −0.08 −1.42
R2 0.37 0.16 0.26 0.33 0.35
Adjusted R2 0.35 0.15 0.26 0.32 0.34
Depression Age 0.11 1.98**
Years in boarding house 0.04 0.55
Years in Thailand −0.12* −1.94
Burmese language (Ref = Karen) −0.19* −3.39* −0.19* −3.72 −0.20* −3.91
Male gender (Ref = female) −0.13* −2.55* −0.13* −2.59
Traumatic events 0.37* 7.17* 0.38* 7.07 0.37* 7.06 0.38* 7.27
Social support
Emotional/ Informational support −0.04 −0.57
Tangible support −0.05 −0.74
Affectionate support 0.13 1.96
Positive social interaction −0.08 −1.24
R2 0.23 0.14 0.18 0.20
Adjusted R2 0.21 0.14 0.17 0.19
RATS Age 0.09 1.65
Years in boarding house 0.02 0.30
Years in Thailand −0.13** −2.17 −0.15** −2.24 −0.12** −2.28
Burmese language (Ref = Karen) −0.07 −1.16
Male gender (Ref = female) −0.10** −2.01 −0.11** −2.11
Traumatic events 0.45* 8.82 0.45* 8.77 0.45* 8.78 0.46* 8.94
Social support
Emotional/ Informational support 0.01 0.18
Tangible support −0.05 −0.80
Affectionate support 0.14* 2.19
Positive social interaction −0.09 −1.45
R2 0.26 0.20 0.22 0.23
Adjusted R2 0.23 0.20 0.21 0.22

*: p < 0.0125, **: p < 0.05.

Akiyama et al.

Akiyama et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:337   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-337

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