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Table 2 Prevalence of impairments and associations with wellbeing, weighted linear regression

From: Psychological wellbeing, physical impairments and rural aging in a developing country setting

Health impairments Weighted percentages
(95% confidence intervals)
Coefficient for association with wellbeing P value for association with wellbeing P value for association with wellbeing, adjusted for disability
Arthritis or rheumatism 44.4 (40.0–48.4) -1.66 <0.001 0.915
Eyesight 23.3 (19.3–27.3) -2.07 <0.001 0.202
Hearing 7.6 (6.0–9.2) -.76 0.496 0.843
Cough 3.9 (2.4–5.4) -2.89 0.110 0.306
Breathing 7.7 (5.4–10.0) -2.73 0.024 0.186
High blood pressure 16.3 (13.0–19.5) -0.48 0.415 0.185
Diabetes 7.1 (4.8–8.7) -1.57 0.263 0.788
Heart trouble or angina 6.4 (4.1–8.7) -1.12 0.534 0.831
Stomach or intestine 9.3 (6.6–12.0) -2.50 0.008 0.086
Faints or blackouts 17.8 (14.5–20.9) -2.63 0.001 0.143
Paralysis 2.3 (1.1–3.5) -4.66 <0.001 0.012
Skin 3.4 (2.2–4.6) 0.02 0.993 0.785
Pain 37.3 (32.1–42.4) -2.46 <0.001 0.105