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Table 4 Multiple linear regression model for correlates of SF-36 MCS 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)

0.702

0.079

 Age (year)

0.056

0.069

0.073

0.124

0.028

0.49

 Education level

  Illiterate/elementary school

Reference

 

Reference

 

Reference

 

  High school

−2.59

0.042

−5.761

0.043

−1.727

0.231

  University and above

−2.315

0.069

−4.778

0.091

−1.901

0.183

 Marital status (married vs. others)

0.789

0.094

2.837

0.001

−0.058

0.918

No. of component of metabolic syndrome

0.121

0.369

−0.023

0.903

0.269

0.156

Physical activity level

  Low

Reference

 

Reference

 

Reference

 

  Moderate

−0.286

0.444

−0.611

0.302

−0.08

0.868

  High

−0.769

0.098

−1.06

0.149

−0.335

0.578

Personal habits

 Smoking

   Current smoker vs. non-smoker

−1.394

0.009

−0.939

0.132

−2.322

0.019

   Ex-smoker vs. non-smoker

0.614

0.402

0.800

0.327

0.776

0.63

 Alcohol consumption (yes vs. no)

−1.173

0.02

−1.293

0.03

−0.784

0.401