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Table 4 Physical and mental HRQL (SF-12) by abdominal obesity, diabetes mellitus, and depressed mood: GLM resultsa

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 Statistic Value 95%-C Effect Value 95%-CI Effect
Abdominal Obesity (WHR ≥ 0.85)        
Yes Adjusted mean 44.0 42.7-45.4 F(1,825) = 0.0, p = .978 47.7 46.4-49.1 F(1,825) = 0.0, p = .990
No Adjusted mean 44.1 42.0-46.2   47.8 45.7-49.9  
Depressed mood (DEEX-scale)        
Yes Adjusted mean 40.2 38.3-42.2 F(1,825) = 35.9, p < .001 40.9 38.9-42.8 F(1,825) = 118.0, p < .001
No Adjusted mean 47.9 46.3-49.5   54.6 53.0-56.2  
Diabetes mellitus        
Yes Adjusted mean 42.2 39.7-44.6 F(1,825) = 8.6, p = .003 46.5 44.1-48.9 F(1,825) = 3.8, p = .051
No Adjusted mean 46.0 45.0-46.6   49.0 48.4-49.6  
Abdominal Obesity × Depressed Mood b     F(1,825) = 0.4, p = .834    F(1,825) = 2.1, p = .144
Abdominal Obesity × Diabetes mellitus b     F(1,825) = 0.3, p = .583    F(1,825) = 0.2, p = .670
Depressed Mood × Diabetes mellitus b     F(1,825) = 1.2, p = .270    F(1,825) = 5.2, p = .022
Abdominal Obesity × Depressed Mood × Diabetes mellitus b     F(1,825) = 0.6, p = .444    F(1,825) = 2.4, p = .125
  1. Notes: a Adjusted for age, school education, family status, type of health insurance (statutory vs. private), and place of residence (urban vs. rural) b To simplify presentation, adjusted means for subgroups are not shown here (see below, interaction contrast analyses in figures 1 to 3)