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Table 4 Simple linear regression analysis of the PSS (perceived stress scale) and its associated factors among a sample of Pakistani dentists (n = 157)

From: Levels of perceived stress according to professional standings among dental surgeons of Karachi: a descriptive study

Variables Beta coefficient p-value 95% CI R2
Age − 0.142 0.013* − 0.254, − 0.030 0.039
Years of experience − 0.208  < 0.001** − 0.310, − 0.107 0.096
Gender 1.435 0.114 − 0.347, 3.216 0.016
Female
Marital status single 2.561 0.004* 0.826, 4.295 0.052
Work sector government 2.645 0.010* 0.651, 4.639 0.42
Designation 1
House officers with AP above 0.944 0.290 − 0.813, 2.700 0.007
Designation 2
Post graduate trainee with AP above 0.373 0.757 − 2.007, 2.754 0.001
Designation 3     
Lecturer with AP above 0.634 0.482 − 1.144, 2.413 0.003
Monthly income − 1.252 0.002* − 2.046, − 0.458 0.06
  1. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.001