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Table 3 Determinants of poor physical and mental health related quality of life in Iranian chemical warfare survivors with ophthalmologic injuries (n = 147)

From: Quality of life in chemical warfare survivors with ophthalmologic injuries: the first results form Iran Chemical Warfare Victims Health Assessment Study

  OR (95% CI) P
Physical Component Summary (PCS)   
Age 1.03 (0.97–1.08) 0.29
Education (years)   
> 12 1.0 (ref.)  
9–12 2.17 (0.91–5.22) 0.08
0–8 1.89 (0.61–5.88) 0.27
Employment status   
Employed 1.0 (ref.)  
Unemployed 1.54 (0.64–3.72) 0.32
Frequency of chemical exposure   
Once 1.0 (ref)  
More than once 1.07 (0.46–2.47) 0.86
Time since last exposure 0.94 (0.68–1.32) 0.75
Other war related injuries   
No 1.0 (ref.)  
Yes 1.12 (0.49–2.52) 0.77
History of Hospitalization   
No 1.0 (ref.)  
Yes 1.04 (0.45–2.40) 0.92
Sport activities   
Yes 1.0 (ref.)  
No 2.93 (1.36–6.30) 0.006
Mental Component Summary (MCS)   
Age 1.02 (0.97–1.07) 0.36
Education (years)   
> 12 1.0 (ref.)  
9–12 3.03 (1.21–7.56) 0.01
0–8 1.84 (0.57–5.88) 0.30
Employment status   
Employed 1.0 (ref.)  
Unemployed 1.27 (0.51–3.14) 0.59
Frequency of chemical exposure   
Once 1.0 (ref.)  
More than once 1.44 (0.62–3.37) 0.39
Time since last exposure 1.58 (1.04–2.39) 0.03
Other war related injuries   
No 1.0 (ref.)  
Yes 1.61 (0.71–3.68) 0.25
History of Hospitalization   
No 1.0 (ref.)  
Yes 1.79 (0.75–4.25) 0.18
Sport activities   
Yes 1.0 (ref.)  
No 1.97 (0.89–4.35) 0.09