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Table 3 OLS Regression Analysis of Factors Associated with Mental Health Status (MCS scores)

From: Risk and protective factors associated with the mental health of young adults in Kabul, Afghanistan

  Step 1*** Step 2*** Step 3***
Variables B (SE) β B (SE) β B (SE) β
Age .076 (.159) .034 .068 (.150) .031 .063 (.145) .029
Gender: femalea −.908 (1.398) −.046 −.417 (1.323) −.021 −.430 (1.280) −.022
Ethnicity: Tajikb −3.06 (1.377) −.149* − 2.579 (1.303) −.126 − 2.353 (1.262) −.115
Education: university degreec −2.96 (1.364) −.147* − 2.975 (1.287) −.147* −2.594 (1.249) −.128*
Employment: employedd 2.312 (1.472) .116 2.365 (1.389) .118 2.235 (1.344) .112
Income: stablee 3.985 (1.379) .194** 2.132 (1.351) .104 1.795 (1.310) .087
Physical Health Status    .415 (.081) .331*** .379 (.079) .302***
Hope-Optimism      2.715 (.703) .236***
R 2 .116 .216 .270
Adjusted R2 .090 .189 .241
ΔR2   .101*** .054***
F statistic for change in R2   26.053 14.916
  1. N = 211 as 21 cases omitted by listwise deletion; Reference groups: amales, bPashtuns and other ethnicities; cHS Diploma, dUnemployed, eUnstable income; p < .10; *p < .05; **p < .01; ***p < .001