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Table 4 Multivariate analysis on Geriatric Depression Scale

From: Leisure and religious activity participation and mental health: gender analysis of older adults in Nepal

  Men (n = 247) Women (n = 242)
  B p B p
Social activities (1–3)     
Talk with neighbors -0.61 0.412 0.88 0.289
Visit friends 0.98 0.312 -1.20 0.270
Socialize with others -1.23 0.236 -1.45 0.195
Watch television & listen radio -1.88 0.015 -2.68 0.001
Play cards 0.44 0.564 -0.29 0.854
Do physical exercise -1.05 0.048 -0.89 0.235
Religious engagement (1–3)     
Say prayers -2.75 0.001 -0.50 0.644
Religious activities 0.56 0.459 0.45 0.601
R Square 0.48   0.43  
R Square Change 0.07 0.000 0.06 0.004
Adjusted R Square 0.45   0.40  
  1. Multiple regression analysis was conducted ; B : Unstandardized B co-efficient
  2. Bold denote significant level at p < 0.05
  3. (Control variables include age, marital status, financial satisfaction, education, perceived health, social support received and provided)