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Table 2 Bivariate and multiple linear regression analysis for mother- and father-related variables associated with HbA1c among children (n = 115) with type 1 diabetes

From: Psychosocial family factors and glycemic control among children aged 1-15 years with type 1 diabetes: a population-based survey

  HbA1c
  Bivariate regression Multiple regression*
  Coefficient P Coefficient P
Mother-related variables     
   Life Orientation Test 0.01 0.756 -0.02 0.388
   Education - university or university college vs. not -0.47 0.016 -0.58 0.008†
   Employment status     
Working part time vs. full time -0.23 0.329 -0.36 0.116
Unemployed vs. working full time -0.16 0.588 -0.52 0.079
   Oslo 3-item Social Support Scale § - - - -
   Experience of social limitation     
Somewhat vs. none or slight -0.08 0.733 -0.04 0.853
Strong vs. none or slight -0.43 0.116 -0.62 0.022
   Marital status - single mother vs. not 0.25 0.414 0.32 0.268
   Relation Satisfaction Scale -0.01 0.540 - -
Father-related variables     
   Life Orientation Test 0.00 0.984 0.00 0.849
   Education - university or university college vs. not -0.16 0.484 -0.07 0.763
   Employment status     
Working part time vs. full time -0.12 0.912 -0.38 0.723
Unemployed vs. working full time 0.30 0.463 0.41 0.337
   Oslo 3-item Social Support Scale 0.00 0.995 0.01 0.884
   Experience of social limitation     
Somewhat vs. none or slight -0.47 0.054 -0.50 0.063
Strong vs. none or slight -0.37 0.213 -0.33 0.314
   Marital status - single father vs. not 0.48 0.169 0.64 0.111
   Relation Satisfaction Scale -0.01 0.626 - -
  1. *One multivariate analysis for mother-related variables (R 2 = 0.17) and one for father-related variables (R 2 = 0.07).
  2. P < 0.05.
  3. § The Oslo 3-item Social Support Scale was excluded in analyses among the mothers because of low Cronbach's alpha (0.55).