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Table 1 Results from multiple regression using the Press Freedom Index to predict the prevalence rates of persons living with HIV in countries across the globe

From: Cross-country Association of Press Freedom and LGBT freedom with prevalence of persons living with HIV: implication for global strategy against HIV/AIDS

Models Parameter Estimate Standard Error 95% CI P value
Association of PFI
 Model I (R2 = 0.1887)     
  Intercept −0.88341 0.2469 −1.3222, − 0.33460 < 0.01
  PFI (0-78) 0.3239 0.0561 0.2130, 0.4349 < 0.01
 Model II (R2 = 0.2068)     
  Intercept −0.9017 0.2553 −1.4066, − 0.3968 < 0.01
  PFI (0-87) 0.3707 0.0623 0.2475, 0.4939 < 0.01
  Per capita GDP ($10 k) −0.0137 0.0077 −0.0290, 0.0012 > 0.05
Association of LGBT-FI
 Model I (R2 = 0.006)     
  Intercept 0.3954 0.3304 −0.2576, 1.0485 > 0.05
  LGBT-F 0.0232 0.0952 −0.1649, 0.2113 > 0.05
 Model II (R2 = 0.012)     
  Intercept 0.4921 0.3726 −0.2445, 1.2288 > 0.05
  LGBT-F −0.0195 0.1212 −0.2590, 0.2200 > 0.05
  Per capita GDP ($10 k) 0.0463 0.0978 −0.1415, 0.2377 < 0.05
Association of PFI and LGBT-FI
(R2 = 0.223)
 Intercept −1.5679 0.4673 −2.4920, −0.6438 < 0.01
 PFI 0.4024 0.0646 0.2746, 0.5303 < 0.01
 LGBT-F 0.1926 0.1135 −0.0318, 0.4170 > 0.05
 Per capita GDP ($10 k) −0.2396 0.0098 −0.0433,-0.0046 < 0.05
Interaction of PFI and LGBT-FI
(R2 = 0.270)
 Intercept −7.1081 1.7650 −10.5987, −3.6174 < 0.01
 PFI 1.6359 0.3850 0.8745, 2.3972 < 0.01
 LGBT-F 1.6007 0.4473 0.7161, 2.4854 < 0.01
 PFI * LGBT-F −0.3136 0.0966 − 0.5046, − 0.1226 < 0.01
 Per capita GDP ($10 k) − 0.0143 0.0099 − 0.0339, 0.0053 > 0.05
  1. Note: Prevalence rates of persons living with HIV by country were transformed by taking a natural logarithm. Population size of individual countries was included as regression weights