Skip to main content

Table 2 Results of the linear multiple regression model (with stepwise variable selection procedure), dependent variable = physical component summary score of the SF-36 (PCS)

From: Health-related quality of life in urban surgical emergency department patients: Comparison with a representative German population sample

Covariates βx-coefficient se (βx) p
β 0 57.03 1.02 < 0.001
Age (+ 1 year) (β 1 ) -0.20 0.02 < 0.001
Male gender (β 2 ) 0.97 0.40 0.015
A-level (β 3 ) 2.88 0.39 < 0.001
Being employed (β 4 ) 2.73 0.40 < 0.001
Household > 1 person (β 7 ) -0.72 0.39 0.071
  1. Model = β0 + β1 * age + β2 * male gender + β3 * A-level + β4 * being employed + β5 * income > 24,000€/year + β6 *partnership + β7 * household > 1 person + β8 * hazardous alcohol consumption + β9 * illicit drug use + β10 * smoking + β11 * ISS > 1 point.
  2. A-Level: 12 or 13 years of school education, ISS = Injury Severity Score.