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Table 4 Logistic regression analysis of factors predicting poor different QOL scores

From: Health-related quality of life in pediatric and adolescent patients with transfusion-dependent ß-thalassemia in upper Egypt (single center study)

Variable OR CI (95%) p- value
Physical    
Age of transfusion (Older age) 0.96 0.92-0.96 0.03*
Hepatomegaly 8.5 1.3-52.7 0.02*
Emotional    
House hold income (low) 5.03 0.95-26.6 0.043*
Social    
Serum ferritin (high) 1.1 1.001-1.1 0.04*
Psychological    
Age of transfusion (Older age) 0.94 0.90-0.98 0.01*
Total    
Age of transfusion (Older age) 0.94 0.90-0.98 0.01*
  1. OR: Odd Ratio; CI 95%: 95% confidence intervals. * = Significant (p < 0.05)