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Table 3 Multiple linear regression model for correlates of SF-36 PCS score

From: Sex differences in relationships between metabolic syndrome components and factors associated with health-related quality of life in middle-aged adults living in the community: a cross-sectional study in Taiwan

Covariates Total Males Females
  Beta P value Beta P value Beta P value
Demographics
 Sex (male vs. female) 1.353 0.012
 Age (year) −0.081 0.051 −0.007 0.912 −0.114 0.041
 Education level
  Illiterate/elementary school Reference   Reference   Reference  
  High school 3.43 0.047 17.02 < 0.001 −0.035 0.986
  University and above 4.724 0.006 17.686 < 0.001 1.588 0.418
 Marital status (married vs. others) − 0.197 0.757 0.591 0.607 −0.382 0.62
No. of component of metabolic syndrome −0.371 0.043 −0.116 0.645 −0.542 0.036
Physical activity level
  Low Reference   Reference   Reference  
  Moderate 0.897 0.076 2.203 0.005 0.101 0.878
  High 2.09 0.001 3.37 0.001 1.22 0.137
Personal habits
 Smoking
   Current smoker vs. non-smoker −1.675 0.02 −1.721 0.036 −1.084 0.421
   Ex-smoker vs. non-smoker 2.451 0.014 2.521 0.019 2.393 0.276
 Alcohol consumption (yes vs. no) 1.163 0.087 0.483 0.536 2.442 0.055