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Table 3 Binary Logistic Regression models identifying predictors of frequent use of social media and Moderate/Severe Anxiety group

From: Anxiety among dental professionals and its association with their dependency on social media for health information: insights from the COVID-19 pandemic

  β se p-value Adjusted OR (Exp β) 95% Confidence Interval
Lower Upper
Predictors of frequent use of social media
Age
  ≤ 30 − 0.392 0.685 0.567 0.676 0.176 2.589
 31–40 0.027 0.424 0.950 1.027 0.448 2.356
  > 40 1 (Reference)
Level of qualification
 Undergraduate 0.498 0.343 0.146 1.646 0.840 3.223
 Postgraduate 1 (Reference)
Experience in dental practice       
 1–5 0.934 0.686 0.173 2.545 0.663 9.766
 6–15 0.376 0.435 0.388 1.457 0.621 3.421
  > 15 1 (Reference)
Dental professional
 Dentist 1 (Reference)
 Dental specialist 0.354 0.352 0.314 1.425 0.715 2.840
 Dental auxiliarya 0.302 0.388 0.437 1.353 0.632 2.896
Anxiety group
 Minimal 1 (Reference)
 Mild 0.451 0.265 0.088 1.570 0.935 2.637
 Moderate/Severe 0.836 0.295 0.005 2.307 1.295 4.110
− 2LogLikelihood = 459.361 χ2 (df = 9) = 19.954 p value = 0.018
Predictors of moderate/severe anxiety group
Age
  ≤ 30 1 (Reference)
 31–40 − 0.050 0.534 0.926 0.951 0.334 2.709
  > 40 0.339 0.675 0.615 1.404 0.374 5.266
Sex
 Male 1 (Reference)
 Female 0.696 0.282 0.014 2.005 1.153 3.486
Experience in dental practice
 1–5 1 (Reference)
 6–15 0.587 0.530 0.268 1.798 0.637 5.076
  > 15 − 0.101 0.687 0.883 0.904 0.235 3.476
Dental professional
 Dentist 1 (Reference)
 Dental specialist − 0.019 0.289 0.948 0.981 0.557 1.727
 Dental auxiliary 0.545 0.326 0.095 1.724 0.910 3.267
Use of social media
 Infrequently 1 (Reference)
 Frequently 0.562 0.262 0.032 1.754 1.049 2.932
− 2LogLikelihood = 450.102 χ2 (df = 8) = 25.303 p value = 0.001
  1. aIncludes dental interns, dental hygienists, dental nurses and dental technicians