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Table 1 Demographic, clinical, health status, health-related quality of life and global quality of life variables for all participants, i.e., respondents and non-respondents to item 15 on the 15D questionnaire

From: Perceived effects of health status on sexual activity in women and men older than 50 years

  All (n = 407) Respondents (n = 306) Non-respondents (n = 101) p-values
Demograhpic     
Age (years) 67 (8) 65 (9) 73 (9) <0.001
Age groups (years)     
 50-59 121 (30%) 106 (35%) 15 (15%) <0.001
 60-69 131 (32%) 111 (36%) 20 (20%)  
 70-79 122 (30%) 78 (25%) 44 (43%)  
 80- 33 (8%) 11 (3%) 22 (22%)  
Women 353 (87%) 256 (84%) 97 (96%) <0.001
Weight (kg) 72.0 (13.7) 73.3 (13.6) 68.3 (13.3) 0.001
BMI (kg/m2) 26.1 (4.3) 26.2 (4.3) 25.6 (4.4) 0.235
Menopause age (years) 49.3 (4.2) 49.2 (4.4) 49.5 (3.8) 0.522
Higher education (>13 years) 103 (25%) 90 (31%) 13 (13%) 0.001
Married/cohabiting 247 (61%) 215 (71%) 32 (32%) <0.001
Regular exercise* 303 (75%) 237 (78%) 66 (66%) 0.022
Currently smoking 59 (15%) 48 (16%) 11 (11%) 0.231
Co-morbidity     
Mean total score for co-morbidity (range 0–6) 0.9 (0.9) 0.8 (0.9) 1.2 (1.1) <0.001
Clinical status     
 Osteoporoses** 97 (24%) 58 (19%) 39 (39%) <0.001
 ≥1 fall in the previous year 142 (35%) 101 (39%) 41 (47%) 0.191
 Previous fracture 194 (47%) 140 (46%) 54 (54%) 0.299
Health status     
 Mean MHAQ*** 1.05 (0.20) 1.04 (0.17) 1.09 (0.26) 0.015
Health related quality of life     
 SF-36- PCS**** 51 (9) 52 (9) 49 (10) 0.001
 SF-36-MCS**** 51 (9) 51 (9) 49 (11) 0.112
Global quality of life     
 QOLS***** 95 (10) 96 (9) 93 (12) 0.042
  1. *= more than 30 min three times each week.
  2. **Osteoporosis at total hip and/or spine L2–L4.
  3. ***The MHAQ score ranges from 1 to 4 where 1 indicates a higher perception of the ability to perform daily living activities.
  4. ****The score for SF-36 ranges from 0 to 100 where 100 indicates a high HRQOL.
  5. *****The QOLS score ranges from 16 to 112 where 112 indicates a high GQOL.
  6. PCS = physical component summary, MCS = mental component summary, MHAQ = Modified Health Assessment Questionnaire, QOLS = quality of life scale.
  7. Continuous variables are expressed as the mean and with standard deviation (SD) in brackets while categorical variables are expressed as numbers and percentage (%) in brackets. In the group comparisons, independent samples t-tests were used for continuous variables and chi-squared tests were used for categorical variables.