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Table 3 Bivariate and multiple linear regression analysis of frequency of blood glucose measurement and child-related control 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*
  Regression
coefficient
P Regression
coefficient
P
Blood glucose measurement per day     
   4-6 times versus ≤ 3 times -0.44 0.155 -0.17 0.586
   ≥ 7 times versus ≤ 3 times -0.79 0.019 -0.28 0.403
Problematic hypoglycemia in the past year     
   1-2 episodes versus 0 episodes 0.07 0.793 -0.07 0.774
   3-6 episodes versus 0 episodes 0.04 0.896 0.22 0.403
   ≥ 7 episodes versus 0 episodes -0.12 0.662 -0.02 0.936
Age 0.13 < 0.001 0.12 < 0.001
Duration of diabetes 0.11 0.001 0.01 0.775
Insulin pump - yes versus no 0.41 0.033 0.32 0.109
Comorbid disease - yes versus no 0.23 0.292 0.21 0.329
  1. *R 2 (for the multivariate analysis) = 0.25.
  2. P < 0.05.