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Table 4 Multiple linear regression predicting psychological distress among the studied sample

From: Psychological distress and its risk factors during COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study

Term Estimate Std error t ratio Prob > |t|
Intercept 25.091142 2.8948 8.67 < .0001*
Age − 0.124101 0.021613 − 5.74 < .0001*
Marital status [unmarried] 0.351404 0.319698 1.10 0.2721
Perceived threat of infection 0.0577026 0.089452 0.65 0.5191
Perceived seriousness of the disease 0.2796199 0.071428 3.91 < .0001*
Perception of effectiveness of preventive measures − 0.29369 0.09266 − 3.17 0.0016*
Fear of losing job because of reasons related to the pandemic 0.7454765 0.227063 3.28 0.0011*
Difficulty of staying home and not going out unless necessary 0.5926451 0.214181 2.77 0.0058*
Commitment to preventive measures − 0.189432 0.157251 − 1.20 0.2287
Feasibility of avoiding social gatherings with family and friends − 0.26727 0.38231 − 0.70 0.4847
  1. Dependent variable: psychological distress
  2. *P < 0.01