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Table 2 Univariate and multivariate logistic regression models (N = 212).

From: A survey of community members' perceptions of medical errors in Oman

Independent Variable N Univariate Multivariate
   Odds Ratio [95% CI] p-value Odds Ratio [95% CI] p-value
Age 212 0.94 [0.91–0.96] <0.001 0.96 [0.93–0.99] 0.045
Male gender 112 0.63 [0.32–1.22] 0.169 0.82 [0.36–1.85] 0.629
Educational level      
   Illiterate 35 Ref    
   Preparatory 147 4.20 [1.92–9.19] <0.001 1.70 [0.61–4.77] 0.314
   Secondary & above 30 8.50 [2.17–33.3] 0.002 1.58 [0.28–8.88] 0.603
Married 148 0.33 [0.14–0.79] 0.012 0.45 [0.15–1.31] 0.144
Family income      
   <200 66 Ref    
   200–500 102 2.19 [1.08–4.43] 0.029 1.99 [0.87–4.55] 0.104
   >500 44 5.35 [1.70–16.8] 0.004 4.73 [1.37–16.4] 0.014
  1. N = Number of participants in each category; CI = Confidence Interval; the variables were entered into the multivariate logistic regression model simultaneously; p-values were generated using both univariate and multivariate logistic regression models