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Table 3 Multivariate linear regression models of cervical cancer incidence (/100,000 women/year) among developing countries.

From: Male circumcision, religion, and infectious diseases: an ecologic analysis of 118 developing countries

  No. of countries coefficient p-value R 2
Unadjusted regression model 105    0.40
Percent of population Muslim   -0.010 0.84  
Percent of population Christian   0.21 <0.001  
Male circumcision prevalence1   -3.65 0.022  
Adjusted regression model 2 85    0.59
Percent of population Muslim   0.083 0.25  
Percent of population Christian   0.13 0.017  
Male circumcision prevalence1   -10.38 <0.001  
  1. 1 Male circumcision prevalence was coded as 1 = low (<20%), 2 = intermediate (20–80%), and 3 = high (>80%).
  2. 2 Model adjusted by country-specific measures including number of doctors per 100,000 people, percent of children immunized for measles, female disability-adjusted life expectancy in years, percent of female adult illiteracy rate, percent of infants with low birth weight, and major geographic region.