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Table 2 Factors associated with health status, with EQ-5D-indices and EQ-VAS as dependent variables, respectively

From: Quality of life in community-dwelling Dutch elderly measured by EQ-5D-3L

  Un-standardised regression coefficients (p-value)
EQ-5D-indices
(R2 = 0.090)
EQ-VAS
(R2 = 0.098)
Constant 1.181 (0.000) 106.683 (0.000)
Age (in years) −0.003 (0.000) −0.308 (0.000)
Gender (male = reference) −0.040 (0.000) −1.672 (0.000)
Education (low = reference)
 Moderate 0.011 (0.000) 0.462 (0.000)
 High 0.020 (0.000) 0.575 (0.000)
Region (west = reference)
 North 0.001 (0.606) 0.050 (0.832)
 East −0.002 (0.093) −0.183 (0.191)
 South −0.005 (0.000) −0.768 (0.000)
Smoking −0.021 (0.000) −1.232 (0.000)
Asthma −0.016 (0.000) −1.932 (0.000)
Diabetes – using insulin −0.027 (0.000) −3.125 (0.000)
Diabetes – no insulin −0.010 (0.000) −1.697 (0.000)
Heart disease −0.012 (0.000) −1.633 (0.000)
Lung disease −0.018 (0.000) −2.386 (0.000)
Liver disease - a 0.418 (0.031)
Previous stroke −0.056 (0.000) −5.928 (0.000)
Previous myocardial infarct −0.029 (0.000) −4.563 (0.000)
  1. a Not significant in univariate analysis therefore not included in multivariate analysis