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Table 5 Multiple linear regression of practice and knowledge score by selected variables among patients with diabetes

From: Knowledge and practice of patients with diabetes mellitus in Lebanon: a cross-sectional study

  Practice score Knowledge score
Unstandardized Beta Standardized Beta p-value Unstandardized Beta Standardized Beta p-value
Age −.013 −.103 .094 −.004 −.070 .308
Gender a .204 .057 .362 −.035 −.019 .774
Smoking b .676 .189 .003 −.234 −.130 .053
Knowledge score .844 .425 < 0.001    
University level of education c .523 .136 .047 .448 .232 .001
High school level of education c .322 .156 .020 .066 .064 .372
Diet d     .482 .266 .000
Heavy activity e     .134 .100 .148
Moderate activitye     −.153 −.068 .322
  1. areference group: male gender
  2. breference group: never -smokers
  3. creference group: primary/ intermediate level of education
  4. dreference group: no special diet
  5. ereference group: non active