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Table 3 Patients characteristics associated with knowledge score regarding prevention chronic kidney disease among hypertensive patients in multiple linear regression

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices of hypertensive patients towards prevention and early detection of chronic kidney disease: a cross sectional study from Palestine

Variablesa Unstandardised coefficients (B) Standardised coefficients (Beta) P valueb 95% Confidence interval for B
Age (years)c
  < 65 Ref.   < 0.001  
  ≥ 65 −2.244 −0.181   −3.493 to −0.995
BMIc
 Normal weight Ref.   0.411  
 Overweight or obese −0.813 − 0.042   −2.753 to 1.127
Education levelc
 Below university education level Ref.   0.009  
 University education level 1.989 0.135   0.506 to 3.473
Total number of medicationsc
  < 4 Ref.   0.474  
  ≥ 4 0.458 0.037   −0.799 to 1.714
  1. aUnivariate factors with p values < 0.05 were entered into the multiple linear regression
  2. bThe p-values are bold where they are less than the significance level cut-off of 0.05
  3. cNominal variables were entered into analyses using dummy coding