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Table 3 Linear regression model for ideal age for a girl to finish her studies

From: Determinants of better health: a cross-sectional assessment of positive deviants among women in West Bengal

Independent variables Unadjusted Adjusted
  β Coefficient CI 95% P-value β Coefficient CI 95% P-value
Agea 0.01 −0.02, 0.04 0.387 0.02 −0.002, 0.05 0.066
Highest grade completedb 0.19 0.09, 0.29 <0.001 0.17 0.06, 0.28 0.002
Food Security (ref: food secure) 0.03 −0.44, 0.49 0.905 0.11 −0.34, 0.57 0.632
Ideal age for a girl to get Marriedc 0.32 0.17, 0.47 <0.001 0.30 0.15, 0.45 <0.001
Health Knowledged (ref: 0 correct responses)       
  1 correct response −0.02 −0.57, 0.53 0.949 - 0.19 −0.74, 0.36 0.496
  2-3 correct responses 1.19 0.56, 1.81 <0.001 0.87 0.23, 1.51 0.008
  1. Model included 524 respondents; r2 = 8.68%; constant = 11.62 years.
  2. aage: 16–63 years old.
  3. bhighest grade finished: 0–6.
  4. cideal age for a girl to get married: 10–26 years old.
  5. dHealth Knowledge scale composed of 3 questions: “Have you ever heard of HIV/AIDS?”, “The time during the month when a female loses blood happens because____?”, “If a child has diarrhea, would you give him or her ‘more’, ‘less’, ‘the same’, or ‘nothing’, to drink?”.