# Table 3

Multivariable linear regression analysis for factors associated with Perceived social support
Variable β (95% CI*) P-value
Education
University Reference
Illiterate 29.6 (−13.7 to 72.9) 0.18
Elementary school 5.7 (−11.4 to 22.8) 0.51
Secondary school 7.2 (−8.9 to 23.4) 0.38
High school −8.4 (−29.9 to 13.1) 0.44
Diploma 3.7 (−4.5 to 11.1) 0.37
Spouse’s occupation
Clerk Reference
Unemployed 7.1 (−23.7 to 37.9) 0.65
Worker −30.1 (−58.1 to −2.2) 0.035
Private sector −6.6 (−14.6 to 1.3) 0.10
Experts/Managers 3.3 (−9.4 to 15.9) 0.61
Sufficiency of income for expenses
Completely Reference
To some extent −12.5 (−24.5 to −0.4) 0.043
Absolutely not −1.6 (−8.6 to 5.3) 0.65
Primary source of support
Mother, father and spouse Reference
Other −12.8 (−26.8 to 1.7) 0.079
Spouse’s occupation(worker)*Sufficiency of income for expenses (Absolutely not) 29.8 (2.9 to 56.6) 0.030
Primary source of support (other)* education(Illiterate) 27.4 (1.4 to 53.4) 0.038
Primary source of support (other)* education(Elementary school) 15.5 (1.9 to 29.0) 0.025
Primary source of support (other)* education(High school) 26.2 (7.0 to 45.3) 0.007
Primary source of support (other)* education(Diploma) 11.7 (0.2 to 23.2) 0.047
education(Illiterate)* Sufficiency of income for expenses (Absolutely not) −46.2 (−89.1 to −3.3) 0.035
Education(Illiterate)* Sufficiency of income for expenses (To some extent) −39.5 (−78.4 to −0.5) 0.047
Education(Diploma)* Sufficiency of income for expenses (To some extent) −9.2 (−17.3 to −1.1) 0.026
R2 = 0.136 Adjusted R2 = 0.069

* CI = Confidence Interval.

Baheiraei et al.

Baheiraei et al. BMC Women's Health 2012 12:30   doi:10.1186/1472-6874-12-30