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Table 4 Regression analysis for risk factors affecting the number of unintentional discrepancies among study sample (n = 259)

From: Medication discrepancies among hospitalized patients with hypertension: assessment of prevalence and risk factors

Variables Dependent variable
Number of unintentional discrepancies
Univariate linear regression Multivariate linear regression
Beta p value Beta p value
Age (years) 0.191 0.002a 0.172 0.007b
Gender (1: males, 2: females) 0.129 0.038a 0.099 0.137
Educational level -0.121 0.053a -0.003 0.963
Monthly Income -0.071 0.255 - -
Number of Medical Conditions 0.158 0.011a 0.104 0.113
Number of medications taken prior to admission 0.094 0.130a 0.258 0.003b
Number of Admission Medications -0.113 0.070a -0.288 <0.001b
Length of Stay (days) -0.017 0.784 - -
  1. a Eligible for entry in multivariate linear regression, bSignificant at 0.05 level. Beta: standardized regression coefficient