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Table 4 Main factors contributing to mode of communication among participants using a CI (N = 386): Results of logistic multi-nominal regression

From: Associations between ethnicity, place of residence, hearing status of family and habilitation of children with hearing impairment

Dependent variable: Combined communication vs. oral communication Manual communication vs. oral communication
Independent variables: B Odds ratio CI 95% B Odds ratio CI 95%
Gender (vs. males):
 Females 0.29- 0.75 0.46–1.22 **0.87- 0.42 0.21–0.85
Age (vs. 18–24):
 25–30 *0.62- 0.54 0.32–0.91 0.05- 0.95 0.47–1.94
Ethnicity (vs. general):
 Ultra-Orthodox **1.53-* 0.22 0.10–0.48 *2.39- 0.09 0.01–0.71
 Arab *0.79 2.21 1.11–4.39 ***1.72 5.59 2.47–12.66
District (vs. center):
 Periphery *0.58 1.78 0.94–3.38 **0.98 2.67 1.22–5.85
Age at implantation (vs. > 3):
 ≤3 0.51- 0.6 0.24–1.48 *1.41- 0.24 0.05–1.24
First degree relatives with HL (vs. No):
 Yes **0.80 2.22 1.32–3.70 *0.64 1.87 0.93–3.83
 Pseudo R Square:  
 Cox and Snell 0.246
 Nagelkerke 0.287
 McFadden 0.145
  1. p < .001*** p < .01** p < .05*