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Table 5 Factors associated with level of test anxiety among undergraduate medical students at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (Bivariate and multivariate analysis) (n = 390), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2018

From: Prevalence and determinants of test anxiety among medical students in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

VariableTest anxiety COR (95%CI)AOR (95%CI)
NoYes
Agemeanstandard deviation  
21.181.7190.83 (0.73,0.93)1.084 (0.71,1.64)
Sex
 Female321267.77 (4.8, 12.4)3.25 (1.54, 6.89)
 Male15478reference 
Grade point averagemeanstandard deviation 
3.38±0.480.03 (0.02,0.05)0.11 (0.044,0.288)
Educational level
 1st year20543.69 (1.83,7.4)10.55 (1.4,76.7
 2nd year37431.58 (0.83,3.02)1.81 (0.339,9.7)
 3rd year49431.19 (0.64,2.23)1.68 (0.49,5.76)
 4th year39341.19 (0.61,2.3)0.5 (0.168,1.49)
 5th year4130  
Maternal educational status
 < Primary16241.5 (0.75,2.99)1.89 (0.628,5.73)
 Primary35381.08 (0.63,1.86)1.07 (0.42,2.67)
 Secondary39461.17 (0.7,1.96)1.63 (0.69,3.86)
 Tertiary9696reference 
Exam type
 Oral1081877.94 (4.46, 14.1)2.89, (1.42, 5.84)
 Written7817reference 
Course load
 Yes421265,53 (3.55,8.64)6.128,(2.675,14.039)
 No14478reference 
Study plan
 No1101877.6 (4.27,13.5)2.4 (1.25,4.59)
 Yes7617reference 
Social support
 Poor2011819.2 (10.6,34.8)3.6 (1.56,8.29)
 Moderate39473.92 (2.25,6.84)3.39 (1.56,7.4)
 Strong12739reference 
Internet use
 30 min-1 h4544reference 
 1.30 min-2 h38481.29 (0.71,2.34)0.98 (0.37,2.59)
 3-4 h53681.31 (0.75,2.27)1.85 (0.702,4.88)
 > 5 h50440.9 (0.5,1.6)1.72 (0.62,2.5)
Time management
 Poor1011663.67 (2.33,5.79) q1.25 (0.62,2.5)
 Good8538reference 
Psychological distress
 Distressed491375.71 (3.68,8.85)2.68 (1.37,5.27)
 Not distressed13767reference