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Table 4 Regression model for the determinants of willingness to participate in a community health programa

From: The “Healthy Akame!” community – government – university collaboration for health: a community-based participatory mixed-method approach to address health issue in rural Japan

Predictor Variablesb β SE of β OR 95% CI of OR
Female 0.47 0.19 1.61 1.09 to 2.37
Unemployed - 0.26 0.23 0.78 0.49 to 1.21
Education
 Elementary school/ Junior high reference    
 Senior high - 0.38 0.35 0.68 0.34 to 1.36
 College/ University - 0.76 0.37 0.47 0.22 to 0.95
Age Group
 Young adults reference    
 Middle-age - 0.02 0.36 0.98 0.48 to 2.00
 Older adults 0.42 0.39 1.53 0.71 to 3.34
Participation in community activities
 Never/ seldom reference    
 Sometimes 1.13 0.34 3.11 1.63 to 6.20
 Frequent 1.14 0.25 3.13 1.95 to 5.14
Preventive behaviors
 Low reference    
 Intermediate 0.33 0.22 1.39 0.91 to 2.12
 High 0.66 0.26 1.94 1.16 to 3.26
Consider disease prevention as important 0.22 1.13 1.25 0.12 to 13.29
High common bond to community - 0.11 0.23 0.89 0.57 to 1.41
High common identity to community 0.19 0.23 1.21 0.76 to 1.91
High commitment to community 0.65 0.23 1.92 1.23 to 3.02
  1. Test: Akaike information criterion = 704, Nagelkerke pseudo-R2 = 0.19
  2. There was no multicollinearity between the predictor variables
  3. a Criterion variable: Willingness to participate in community health program (yes/no)
  4. b Predictor variables (full model): age group, sex, educational background, employment status, importance of disease prevention, preventive behaviors, participation in community activities, community identity (common bond to community, common identity to community), commitment to community