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Table 3 Univariate analysis between variables analyzed and Short Form-36 physical and mental component summary

From: Factors associated with health-related quality of life in patients with functional dyspepsia

Variable r t p
Physical component summary
 Gender   −2.57a 0.011
 Employment status   −1.65 0.083
 Education level   −2.35b 0.021
 Ethnicity   −0.45 0.652
 Age −0.15   0.108
 Symptom severity −0.43   < 0.001
 Anxiety −0.19   0.032
 Depression −0.16   0.075
Mental component summary
 Gender   1.29 0.201
 Employment status   −1.08 0.281
 Education level   −0.27 0.789
 Ethnicity   −0.118 0.906
 Age 0.03   0.740
 Symptom severity −0.45   < 0.001
 Anxiety −0.46   < 0.001
 Depression −0.51   < 0.001
  1. a Women had lower mean PCS score (41) than men (45.2)
  2. b Patients with primary and secondary education had lower mean PCS score (40.7) than university degrees (44.3)