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Table 2 Relationship between sub-scales quality of life and some of the variables in infertile women

From: Quality of life and general health of infertile women

Variable Quality of life
Number Physical Psychological Spiritual Economic Emotional Sexual Social
Female education > diploma 88 49.3 (11.2) 54.4 (11.2) 81.0 (12.9) 72.1 (10.7) 72.8 (15.9) 65.2 (16.6) 62.1 (12.1)
college 58 53.6 (10.6) 60.5 (13.6) 80.9 (16.9) 72.2 (10.2) 77.0 (14.0) 64.8 (17.6) 67.5 (12.1)
P value   0.022 0.004 0.938 0.983 0.104 0.888 0.010
Spouse education < diploma 88 50.6 (10.9) 56.4 (12.2) 80.8 (14.8) 72.8 (10.6) 72.7 (16.3) 66.8 (17.0) 63.7 (13.0)
College 58 51.7 (11.5) 57.4 (12.9) 81.3 (14.4) 71.1 (10.3) 77.4 (13.2) 62.5 (16.7) 65.3 (11.4)
P value   0.561 0.653 0.832 0.359 0.072 0.133 0.465
Wife’s occupation House wife 101 50.4 (10.2) 55.2 (11.2) 82.0 (13.1) 72.5 (10.3) 74.5 (15.4) 65.0 (16.3) 63.0 (12.0)
Employed 45 52.5 (13.0) 60.2 (14.4) 78.9 (17.5) 71.3 (11.0) 74.3 (15.0) 65.2 (18.5) 67.3 (12.7)
P value   0.308 0.026 0.237 0.539 0.898 0.942 0.053
Spouse occupation Stable income 59 52.2 (10.8) 57.6 (12.8) 81.9 (15.0) 72.9 (10.6) 77.5 (15.9) 64.5 (17.6) 66.4 (12.6)
Seasonal income 87 50.3 (11.3) 56.3 (12.3) 80.4 (14.4) 71.6 (10.4) 72.5 (14.5) 65.5 (16.5) 62.9 (12.1)
P value   0.298 0.544 0.551 0.454 0.056 0.733 0.095
Monthly income (Rls) <2,000,000 17 45.4 (12.6) 49.9 (11.7) 76.3 (18.5) 71.8 (7.7) 71.2 (17.5) 67.1 (16.0) 603 (14.0)
200–8,000,000 104 51.2 (10.5) 56.6 (12.1) 82.8 (12.6) 71.1 (10.2) 74.9 (15.0) 64.2 (16.9) 64.6 (11.8)
>8,000,000 25 54.4 (11.4) 62.2()12.6 76.6 (18.2) 76.6 (12.3) 75.6 (15.0) 62.7 (18.0) 66.3 (13.6)
P value   0.034 0.008 0.161 0.061 0.607 0.643 0.301
Place of residence Shiraz city 56 52.6 (11.9) 56.6 (11.0) 78.3 (14.6) 69.8 (11.6) 72.3 (15.3) 60.7 (17.0) 62.5 (11.5)
Neighboring towns 67 51.7 (10.6) 59.7 (13.0) 83.9 (14.2) 74.7 (9.3) 78.8 (15.0) 69.4 (16.5) 66.9 (13.9)
Rural 25 45.7 (9.4) 48.9 (11.5) 79.0 (14.9) 70.4 (9.5) 67.8 (12.3) 63.0 (15.9) 61.4 (8.2)
P value   0.037 0.001 0.086 0.027 0.004 0.017 0.073