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Table 7 Factors associated with loneliness as determined by multiple regression analysis

From: Loneliness among mothers raising children under the age of 3 years and predictors with special reference to the use of SNS: a community-based cross-sectional study

  Estimated value 95%CI p-value
Health status
 Very good Ref.    
 Good 1.51 −0.11 3.13 0.067
 Fair 3.10 −0.30 6.51 0.074
Subjective economic status
 Stable Ref.    
 Somewhat stable −3.35 −5.64 −1.05 0.004
 Somewhat unstable −2.47 −4.90 −0.04 0.047
 Unstable 0.95 −2.66 4.57 0.605
No daycare −0.84 −2.26 0.57 0.242
LSNS-6 Family −0.31 − 0.60 − 0.03 0.032
LSNS-6 Friends − 0.49 − 0.78 − 0.20 0.001
LSNS-6 Mom friends 0.03 −0.20 0.26 0.812
LSNS-6 SNS −0.21 −0.38 − 0.03 0.018
Internal Working Model (secure type) −0.56 − 0.70 −0.41 < 0.001
Magazine and book use −0.54 −1.59 0.50 0.307
Smartphone use
  < 30 min/day Ref.   
 30 min - 1 h/day −1.01 −3.63 1.62 0.45
 1-2 h/day −1.72 −4.28 0.84 0.19
 2-3 h/day 1.01 −1.70 3.72 0.46
 3+ h/day 2.21 −0.83 5.26 0.15
 I don’t know 0.33 −5.65 6.31 0.91
 Do not own a smartphone −0.85 −3.87 2.16 0.58
K6 ≥ 5 4.24 2.61 5.86 < 0.001
  1. R-squared value 0.43
  2. R-squared value adjusted for degrees of freedom 0.41
  3. LSNS-6, abbreviated version of the Lubben Social Network Scale