## Table 3 |
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Regression model of variables associated with students’ attitude toward statistics |
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Model^{*} |
B |
Beta |
P value |

Constant | 2.460 | <0.001 | |

Age | −0.154 | −0.113 | 0.003 |

Year of medical training | 0.061 | 0.039 | 0.122 |

Level of statistical education | 0.191 | 0.185 | <0.001 |

Research experience | 0.098 | 0.075 | 0.041 |

Mathematics basis | 0.329 | 0.387 | <0.001 |

Computer basis | 0.074 | 0.073 | 0.057 |

Specialty† | |||

Clinical, nonacademic | 0.159 | 0.120 | 0.007 |

Research, academic | 0.198 | 0.109 | 0.014 |

Nonmedical or other | 0.291 | 0.101 | 0.012 |

R square of the model is 0.41.

*Age entered the model as a binary variable, Specialty entered the model as 3 dummy variables, and other variables entered the model as continuous variables.

†Reference category was ‘clinical, academic’.

Zhang * et al.*

Zhang * et al.* *BMC Medical Education* 2012 **12**:117 doi:10.1186/1472-6920-12-117