|Factors influencing burden of volunteer work in Taiwan (n = 310)|
|Associates of the sum of all burdens||Standardised coefficient||Original coefficient||95%-CI||p-value|
|Service in rural area (compared to service in the urban area)||−0.357||−8.084||−10.569, -5.599||P < 0.001|
|Service 60 people or more per week (compared to servicing less people)||0.375||10.030||12.804, 7.257||P < 0.001|
|Service hours per week|
|3 to 11.9 hours per week||0.131||4.063||0.838, 7.287||P = 0.014|
|12 hours or more per week||0.144||4.759||0.874, 8.643||P = 0.017|
|Work in Health Promotion Development Centre hospital based (compared to community or public health centre based)||0.147||3.514||0.886, 6.142||P = 0.009|
|Time spent as a community health volunteer* (number of years)||−0.169||−0.597||−0.969, -0.225||P = 0.002|
|Total time spent in voluntary service overall** (number of years)||0.180||0.271||0.084, 0.459||P = 0.005|
|Being a widow or widower (compared to being single, unmarried, married, or divorced)||−0.117||−4.056||−7.629, -0.482||P = 0.026|
|Health status in comparison to someone of similar age being average, not well or really unwell (compared to well and very well)||0.147||3.449||1.192, 5.707||P = 0.003|
|Model Summary||R2 =0.303 F(11,298) = 11.803 (p < 0.001)|
*Coefficient pertains to every additional year spent as a community health volunteer.
**Coefficient pertains to every additional year spent in voluntary service overall.
Result of multiple linear regression analysis adjusted for the confounding effects of age and employment status.
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