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Table 2 Linear regression for factors associated with life satisfaction among Nepal’s elderly

From: Life satisfaction among elderly patients in Nepal: associations with nutritional and mental well-being

  Unadjusted Adjusted
β BCa
95% CI
β BCa
95% CI
Age −0.01 −0.11, 0.09 0.01 −0.09, 0.12
Sex-Female (Reference: Male) −0.55 −1.92, 0.79 − 0.24 −1.63, 1.08
Ethnicity (Ref: Upper Caste)
 Janjatis −0.39 − 1.72, 0.93 − 0.43 − 1.71, 0.94
 Dalit/Other Ethnic Minority −1.86 −4.34, 0.59 − 1.01 −3.47, 1.38
Marital Status- Married (Ref: Separated/Widow/Single) 2.38 0.60, 4.20 2.19 0.28, 4.18
Education (Ref: Illiterate)
 Informal −0.59 −1.92, 0.75 −0.75 −2.06, 0.53
 Formal 1.40 −0.12, 2.89 0.97 −0.84, 2.72
Family’s Monthly Income $ 0.01 0.01, 0.02 0.01 0.01, 0.02
Family Structure (Ref: Joint)
 Nuclear −2.65 −4.86, − 0.44 − 2.37 −4.79, 0.01
 Extended − 0.60 − 2.36, 1.20 − 0.89 − 2.71, 0.84
Self-Perceived Health Status (Ref: Similar to Peers)
 Better than Peers 1.31 −0.56, 3.08 1.55 −0.31, 3.34
 Worse than Peers −3.75 −5.18, −2.30 −3.53 −4.94, − 2.08
Currently Working - Yes (Reference: No) 2.78 0.93, 4.42 2.24 0.27, 4.17
Perceived as ignored/hated due to old age - Yes (Reference: No) −4.16 −6.13, −2.20 −3.95 −6.07, −1.88
MNA-SF cumulative score 0.92 0.67, 1.17 0.90 0.65, 1.17
GDS cumulative score −0.99 −1.12, − 0.86 −1.00 − 1.14, − 0.85
  1. β: unstandardized coefficient, BCa: bias-corrected and accelerated, 5000 bootstrap samples
  2. Statistically significant associations are highlighted in bold
  3. Adjusted for age, sex, marital status, and family type
  4. Abbreviations: BMI body mass index, MNASF mini nutritional assessment short form, GDS geriatric depression scale