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Table 5 Estimated partial regression coefficients, with 95% confidence intervals in brackets, in multiple 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

Factor   TB Suspicion Score TB Knowledge Score
Independent variable   Dependent variable Dependent variable
Sector Public Ref. Ref.
  Private -1.61(-2.92, -0.31)* -1.51(-2.74, -0.28)*
Gender Female Ref. Ref.
  Male 0.63(-0.28, 1.55) 0.04(-0.82, 0.90)
Nationality Not-Omani Ref. Ref.
  Omani -0.10 (-1.86,1.65) 0.97(-0.70, 2.63)
Duration of Practice = 5 years Ref. Ref.
  > 5 years 0.82(-0.99, 2.65) 1.0(-0.48, 2.46)
Attended TB training course during last 5 years No Ref. Ref.
  Yes -0.33(0.86, 1.65) 1.97(0.71, 3.24)*
Found/followed up a TB case last year No Ref. Ref.
  Yes 0.66(-0.53, 1.86) 0.86(-0.25, 1.96)
TB Knowledge score   0.10(-0.05–0.24) Not Applicable
  1. For binary 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)