Table 4

Multiple regression of SPMSQ scores, social support and characteristics

Variable

Coefficients (s.e.)

T value

P-value


Intercept

12.30(0.29)

42.97

< .0001

Social Support

Married

0.13(0.04)

2.81

0.005

Perceives positive support

0.11(0.04)

2.79

0.005

Feels lonely

-0.03(0.03)

-1.09

0.276

Lives alone

0.09(0.07)

1.25

0.210

Age

-0.03(0.00)

-9.40

< .0001

Female vs. male

-0.38(0.06)

-6.57

< .0001

Education

Grade School vs. High School

-0.22(0.05)

-4.37

< .0001

College vs. High School

-0.05(0.09)

-0.58

0.564

Religion

Christian vs. Buddhist

0.16(0.08)

2.01

0.078

Catholic vs. Buddhist

0.04(0.15)

0.26

0.793

Occupation

Farmer vs. white collar

-0.61(0.10)

-5.88

< .0001

Blue collar vs. white collar

-0.18(0.07)

-2.40

0.016

Prof-Admin vs. white collar

-0.08(0.07)

-1.19

0.233

Housewife vs. white collar

-0.09(0.09)

-1.12

0.264

Retirement vs. white collar

-0.11(0.08)

-1.37

0.172

ADL

-0.01(0.01)

-0.56

0.578

IADL

-0.14(0.01)

-15.35

< .0001

Reported Health Conditions

CVA

-0.02(0.11)

-0.21

0.835

Hypertension

0.07(0.04)

1.56

0.118

DM

0.02(0.07)

0.26

0.796

CHD

0.11(0.08)

1.30

0.195

Cancer

0.40(0.26)

1.56

0.118

Parkinson's

-0.52(0.35)

-1.49

0.136

Depression

-0.79(0.37)

-2.14

0.031

Vision problem

-0.24(0.08)

-3.16

0.017

Hearing problem

0.23(0.19)

1.21

0.227

Dental problem

0.16(0.15)

1.06

0.287

Adjusted R-square

0.2019

F-value

40.33

< .0001


s.e. = standard error

Yeh and Liu BMC Health Services Research 2003 3:9   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-3-9

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