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Table 3 Associations between potential confounders and social support

From: Associations between social support, mental wellbeing, self-efficacy and technology use in first-time antenatal women: data from the BaBBLeS cohort study

Potential confounders F (df) p value
Age (n = 468) F (1) = 0.21 .650
IMD decile (n = 470) F (1) = 5.14 .024*
Ethnicity (n = 467) F(1) = 0.06 .809
Education (n = 476) F(1) = 0.91 .341
Relationship status (n = 483) F(1) = 17.09 <.001**
Employment (n = 473) F(1) = 6.17 .013*
Recruitment site (n = 484) F(4) = 1.58 .178
Technology use (n = 483) F(1) = 0.21 .648
  1. F statistic is reported rather than the coefficient, due to the difficulty in interpreting the coefficients associated to the variable recruitment site which was the only true categorical variable
  2. n number of observations; df Degrees of Freedom
  3. *p < .05; **p < .001