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Table 2 Associations with time to diagnosis: results from univariable and multiple regression analysis.

From: Delay in diagnosis of muscle disorders depends on the subspecialty of the initially consulted physician

Variable Univariable regression Multiple regression*
  β** 95% CI p-value β** 95% CI p-value
Gender 0.276 0.202 - 1.127 0.005 0.281 0.212 - 1.152 0.008
Education 0.115 -0.166 - 0.616 0.257    
Age at onset 0.234 0.101 - 1.069 0.018    
Type of disease       
Inherited muscle diseases 0.212 0.041 - 0.979 0.033 0.260 0.170 - 1.088 0.008
Acquired muscle diseases -0.165 -1.048 - 0.092 0.099    
SMA III and IV -0.099 -1.031 - 0.343 0.323    
Subspecialty       
Neurologist -0.120 -1.071 - 0.261 0.230    
General practitioner -0.113 -0.769 - 0.209 0.259    
Non-neurological specialist 0.196 0.01 - 0.937 0.05 0.226 0.085 - 1.004 0.021
  1. Note. β = standardized regression coefficient; CI = confidence interval; SMA = spinal muscle atrophy
  2. *multiple linear regression analysis with forward selection