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Table 3 Results of the linear regression analysis

From: Computer literacy among first year medical students in a developing country: A cross sectional study

Factors ß – coefficient 95% Confidence interval p value
Gender    
  Male 0   
  Female −1.581 −6.074 to 2.911 NS
District of residence    
  Not Colombo 0   
  Colombo 4.095 −0.550 to 9.640 NS
Province of residence    
  Not Western 0   
  Western 11.744 4.206 to 19.283 <0.001
Gained knowledge from,    
  Formal training course* 13.034 7.518 to 18.552 <0.001
  Self learning* 1.056 −4.274 to 6.387 NS
  Peer learning* 0.439 4.521 to 5.398 NS
IT as a subject for GCE (A/L)* 4.261 0.201 to 8.722 <0.05
Computer ownership* 4.609 2.233 to 6.451 <0.01
Usage of computers for,    
  Word processing* 8.155 −3.287 to 19.588 NS
  Entertainment* 6.937 −3.064 to 16.940 NS
  Presentation* 3.959 −2.549 to 10.468 NS
  Statistics* 1.064 −6.459 to 4.329 NS
  Web browsing* 8.041 6.773 to 10.857 <0.01
  Computer programming* 8.592 2.843 to 14.342 <0.001
  Computer Assisted Learning* 3.083 −2.411 to 8.579 NS
Using internet facility* 12.984 6.067 to 19.901 <0.001
  1. * - No = 0, Yes = 1; GCE – General Certificate of Education; A/L – Advanced Level; NS – Not Significant.