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Table 4 Multivariate analysis for possible influencing factors of knowledge scores among urban residents in Shenzhen and rural villagers in Xiuning, China

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) relating to avian influenza in urban and rural areas of China

Residents in Shenzhen (N = 1,826)
Factors Coefficients Std. Error* t Pvalue
Constant 3.786 0.230 16.446 <0.001
Age group     
   5-18# - - - -
   19-39 0.211 0.113 1.860 0.063
   40-59 -0.007   -0.002 0.331
   ≥60 0.015   0.013 0.590
Highest level of education     
   None or kindergarten# - - - -
   Primary school 0.711 0.251 2.828 0.005
   Junior high school 1.529 0.232 6.597 <0.001
   High school 1.945 0.242 8.027 <0.001
   College or higher 2.499 0.252 9.919 <0.001
Occupation     
   Employed# - - - -
   Unemployed -0.025   -0.029 0.974
   Student 0.500 0.247 2.022 0.043
   Homemaker 0.021   0.024 0.954
   Retired 0.732 0.223 3.291 0.001
Requiring further information on avian influenza
   Yes# - - - -
   No -0.446 0.166 -2.681 0.007
   Don't care -1.979 0.114 -17.407 <0.001
Villagers in Xiuning (N = 2,572)
Constant 5.003 0.172 29.150 <0.001
Females -0.394 0.077 -5.143 <0.001
Age group     
   5-18# - - - -
   19-39 0.021   0.025 0.771
   40-59 -0.029   -0.030 0.599
   ≥60 -0.796 0.099 -8.054 <0.001
Highest level of education
   None or kindergarten# - - - -
   Primary school 0.479 0.105 4.570 <0.001
   Junior high school 1.067 0.120 8.895 <0.001
   High school 1.298 0.182 7.121 <0.001
   College or higher 1.422 0.460 3.093 0.002
Occupation     
   Employed# - - - -
   Unemployed -0.012   -0.015 0.913
   Students 0.430 0.178 2.420 0.016
   Homemakers -0.012   -0.015 0.957
   Retired -0.016   -0.020 0.960
Requiring further information of avian influenza
   Yes# - - - -
   No -0.593 0.271 -2.191 0.029
   Don't care -2.819 0.098 -28.700 <0.001
  1. # Reference group.
  2. * Std Errors for the non-significant items were not available by using SPSS software.
  3. Obtained by multiple linear regression model.