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Table 3 Predictors of appraisal/participation (stepwise multiple regression analysis)

From: Public appraisal of government efforts and participation intent in medico-ethical policymaking in Japan: a large scale national survey concerning brain death and organ transplant

  Selected independent variables (coeff + sd, p-value, 95% CI) Model adjusted-R2 (p-value)
Appraisal score as a dependent variable [best = 1, worst = 5] Age (-0.059 + 0.030, 0.049, -0.117 - -0.000)Opinion Formation Period (0.196 + 0.027, 0.000, 0.144 - 0.248) Know Donor Card (0.583 + 0.168, 0.001, 0.253 - 0.913) 0.085 (0.000)
Participation intent as a dependent variable [most = 1, least = 4] Age (0.043 + 0.016, 0.008, 0.011 - 0.075) First Attention Period (0.053 + 0.017, 0.002, 0.019 - 0.087) Opinion Formation Period (0.064 + 0.015, 0.000, 0.034 - 0.093) Know Govt Efforts (-0.048 + 0.016, 0.003, -0.080 - -0.017) 0.070 (0.000)
  1. Note: Age (20s = 1, 30s = 2, 40s = 3, 50s = 4, 60s = 5, over70 = 6), Know Donor Card (know = 0, do not know = 1), Notation of other variables explained in Table 1 (Note).