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Table 3 Multiple linear regression model factors associated with patient satisfaction total scores

From: Rural–urban disparities in patient satisfaction with oral health care: a provincial survey

Variable B SE B β t 95% Confidence interval Sig
Place of birth (ref: Canada) 2.86 0.69 0.16 4.11 (1.49, 4.22)  < 0.001
Ethnicity (ref: North American)  − 1.13 0.57  − 0.07  − 1.98 (− 2.25, − 0.01) 0.048
Income (ref: ≥ 40,000$) 0.68 0.31 0.07 2.14 (0.05, 1.30) 0.032
Difficulty to find a dentist (ref: Yes)  − 3.51 0.58  − 0.17  − 6.03 (− 4.65, − 2.36)  < 0.001
Need for dental treatment (ref: Yes)  − 0.70 0.29  − 0.07  − 2.44 (− 1.27, − 0.13) 0.015
Having family dentist (ref: Yes) 4.13 0.74 0.19 5.56 (2.67, 5.59)  < 0.001
Visiting the dentist in last year (ref: Yes) 0.87 0.40 0.06 2.14 (0.07, 1.66) 0.032
  1. The multiple linear regression analysis included all the independent variables