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Table 5 Influence on HbA1c: Multiple regression analysis

From: Characteristics of poorly controlled Type 2 diabetes patients in Swiss primary care

Independent variables Coefficient   95% CI P-value
Age (years) -0.016 -0.033 – 0.002 0.085
Sex 0.055 -0.272 – 0.381 0.744
Compliance    
 good (ref = very good) 0.237 -0.110 –0.584 0.180
 bad & very bad  (ref = very good)1) 0.304 -0.138 –0.746 0.178
Antidiabetic therapy    
 only oral (ref = none) 0.258 -0.628 – 1.144 0.569
 only insulin (ref = none) 0.469 -0.589 – 1.526 0.385
 combined (ref = none) 0.728 -0.210 – 1.666 0.128
BMI 0.030 -0.005 – 0.064 0.093
Vitality (SF-36 subscale) -0.010 -0.020 – 0.001 0.069
Duration of diabetes 0.008 -0.016 – 0.032 0.518
Living together with partner/family 0.139 -0.243 – 0.520 0.477
Smoking    
 smoker (ref = never smoker) 0.028 -0.494 – 0.549 0.917
 ex-smoker (ref = never smoker) 0.087 -0.254 – 0.428 0.618
Depression (PHQ-9) -0.032 -0.080 – 0.015 0.182
No of comorbidities -0.120 -0.241 – 0.001 0.052
  1. 1) Rather bad & very bad categories are merged to one category.