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Table 2 Physical and mental health-related quality of life (SF-12) in different sub-groups: unadjusted bivariate analysis

From: Do diabetes and depressed mood affect associations between obesity and quality of life in postmenopause? Results of the KORA-F3 Augsburg population study

   SF-12 Physical Sum Score SF-12 Mental Sum Score
Source of variation Mean 95%-CI   Mean 95%-CI  
Age (in years) 35-44 48.7 45.9-51.5 F(3,828) = 6.8, p ≤ .001 50.0 46.8-53.1 F(3,828) = 1.5, p = .206
  45-54 48.2 47.0-49.5   48.8 47.5-50.2  
  55-64 46.2 45.2-47.2   56.1 49.0-51.2  
  65-74 44.7 43.6-45.8   50.8 49.6-52.0  
Education High (grammar school) 49.5 47.6-51.5 F(2,825) = 5.6, p = .004 49.4 47.2-51.6 F(2,825) = 0.6, p = .557
  Medium (intermediate school) 46.2 44.9-47.4   49.5 48.2-50.9  
  Low (max. secondary general school) 46.0 45.2-46.7   50.3 49.4-51.2  
Family status Living with partner 46.7 45.9-47.4 F(1,829) = 2.6, p = .110 50.4 49.6-51.2 F(1,829) = 3.7, p = .056
  Not living with partner 45.5 44.3-46.7   48.9 47.5-50.2  
Health insurance Private 48.1 46.3-49.8 F(1,830) = 4.2, p = .041 51.7 49.8-53.6 F(1,830) = 3.5, p = .061
  Statutory 46.1 45.4-46.8   49.7 49.0-50.5  
Place of residence Rural 46.7 45.9-47.5 F(1,830) = 1.5, p = .223 49.6 48.7-50.5 F(1,830) = 1.4, p = .232
  Urban 45.9 44.9-46.9   50.5 49.4-51.5  
Obesity (BMI ≥ 30) Yes 43.0 41.8-44.1 F(1,830) = 47.3, p ≤ .001 50.2 48.9-51.5 F(1,830) = 0.1, p = .759
  No 47.7 47.0-48.5   50.0 49.1-50.7  
Abdominal Obesity (WHR ≥ 0.85) Yes 45.4 44.4-46.4 F(1,830) = 6.1, p = .014 49.9 48.8-51.0 F(1,830) = 0.1, p = .823
  No 47.0 46.2-47.9   50.1 49.2-51.0  
Depressed mood (DEEX-scale) Yes 42.5 41.6-43.4 F(1,829) = 108.9, p ≤ .001 43.3 42.3-44.2 F(1,829) = 341.8, p ≤ .001
  No 49.0 48.2-49.7   54.5 53.7-55.2  
Diabetes mellitus Yes 42.4 40.1-44.6 F(1,830) = 13.1, p ≤ .001 48.5 46.0-51.0 F(1,830) = 1.6, p = .213
  No 46.7 46.1-47.4   50.1 49.4-50.8