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Table 6 Critical life event predictors of the speed of onset for the current depressive episode as derived from a multiple linear regression analysis

From: Association between acute critical life events and the speed of onset of depressive episodes in male and female depressed patients

Predictor β 95% CI for β Standardized β Standard error p value
Model 1: F = 2.73; df = 3,96; p = 0.048; corrected R2 = 0.050
 Total number of acute minor critical life events −15.20 −26.65 to −3.76 −0.28 5.77 0.010
 Total number of acute neutral critical life events −0.22 − 26.93 to 26.49 − 0.002 13.46 0.99
 Total number of acute major critical life events 7.71 −1.63 to 17.05 0.17 4.70 0.10
Model 2: F = 4.14; df = 2,97; p = 0.019; corrected R2 = 0.060
 Total number of acute minor critical life events −15.23 −26.23 to − 4.22 −0.28 5.55 0.007
 Total number of acute major critical life events 7.70 −1.53 to 16.94 0.17 4.65 0.10
Final Model: F = 5.45; df = 1,98; p = 0.022; corrected R2 = 0.043
 Total number of acute minor critical life events −12.45 −23.04 to − 1.87 −0.23 5.33 0.022
  1. Notes: The regression model was a linear one with backward elimination (cut-off value: p < 0.10). The dependent variable was the speed of onset of the current depressive episode (in days)
  2. β: beta regression coefficient estimates with corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CI) and p values; R2: the proportion of variance accounted for by the regression model as a whole