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Table 4 Estimated regression coefficients, with 95% confidence intervals in brackets, in simple robust linear regression analyses with TB suspicion score and mean TB knowledge score as dependent variables (95% CI).

From: Tuberculosis suspicion and knowledge among private and public general practitioners: Questionnaire Based Study in Oman

Factor4   TB Suspicion Score TB Knowledge Score
Independent variable   Dependent variable Dependent variable
Sector Public Ref. Ref.
  Private -1.71(-2.60, -0.82)* -2.05(-2.87, -1.23)*
Gender Female Ref. Ref.
  Male 0.30(-0.62, 1.22) -0.08(-0.94, 0.77)
Nationality Not-Omani Ref. Ref.
  Omani 0.76 (-0.39,1.91) 1.56 (0.47, 2.66)*
Duration of Practice ≤ 5 years Ref. Ref.
  > 5 years -0.32(-1.60, 0.98) -0.84 (-1.94, 0.26)
Attended TB training course during last 5 years No Ref. Ref.
  Yes 0.67(-0.64, 1.98) 1.69(0.46, 2.91)*
Found/followed up a TB case last year No Ref. Ref.
  Yes 1.36(0.39, 2.32)* 1.74(0.85, 2.62)*
TB Knowledge score   0.17(0.03–0.32)* Not Applicable
  1. For binary independent variables the coefficients are estimates of the difference between the means at the two levels.
  2. * Statistically Significant.(p-value is less than 0.05)