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Table 3 Results of the linear multiple regression model (with stepwise variable selection procedure), dependent variable = mental component summary score of the SF-36 (MCS)

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 39.28 2.02 < 0.001
Age (+ 1 year) (β 1 ) 0.05 0.02 0.012
Male gender (β 2 ) 2.22 0.51 < 0.001
Income > 24,000 €/year (β 3 ) 1.52 0.53 0.004
Household > 1 person (β 7 ) 1.31 0.51 0.010
Hazardous alcohol consumption (β 8 ) -1.84 0.59 0.002
Illicit drug use (β 9 ) -2.74 0.64 < 0.001
Smoking (β 10 ) -0.87 0.52 0.097
ISS > 1 point (β 11 ) 1.251 0.63 0.048
  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