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Table. 2 Multiple linear regression analysis to predict Knowledge of pregnant women regarding malaria

From: Predictors of knowledge and use of long-lasting insecticidal nets for the prevention of malaria among the pregnant women in Pakistan

Variables R R2 ∆ R2 Β SE β t Sig(p)
  0.520 0.271 0.224      0.014*
Age     0.159 0.234 0.049 0.680 0.497
Level of education     − 0.647 0.177 − 0.262 − 3.648 0.000**
Mobile phone use     0.973 0.403 0.166 2.416 0.017*
Type of household     − 1.037 0.719 − 0.151 − 1.442 0.151
Source of drinking water     − 0.066 0.434 − 0.017 − 0.152 0.879
Type of latrine     1.635 0.487 0.285 3.357 0.001**
Mode of sewage     0.126 0.246 0.050 0.512 0.609
Antenatal check-up     − 0.797 0.747 − 0.076 − 1.067 0.287
Counselling about precaution against malaria during pregnancy     0.071 0.595 0.011 0.119 0.906
Death of new born     1.854 0.575 0.271 3.225 0.001**
Malaria during previous pregnancy     − 1.389 0.497 − 0.208 − 2.793 0.006**
Malaria during current pregnancy     1.476 1.549 0.063 0.953 0.342
  1. R2 amount of variance explained by IVs, ∆R2 additional variance in DV, B unstandardized coefficient, SEStandard Error, β Standardized coefficient, t estimated coefficient
  2. *p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01