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Table 3 Binary logistic regression between the five dimensions and the MHS

From: Measurement of health-related quality by multimorbidity groups in primary health care

Main Health
status clinical risk groups
Sample n = 306
n
Mobility Self-Care Usual activities Pain/discomfort Anxiety/depression
Odds Ratio Odds Ratio Odds Ratio Odds Ratio Odds Ratio
95%CI 95%CI 95%CI 95%CI 95%CI
1. Healthy 50 0.13*** 0 0.12*** 0.24*** 0.52*
[0.05, 0.38]   [0.04, 0.35] [0.12, 047] [0.27, 0.99]
2. History of significant acute disease 40 0.24** 0.12* 0.22** 0.46* 0.34**
[0.09, 0.62] [0.02, 0.89] [0.08, 0.57] [0.23, 0.92] [0.16, 0.75]
3. Single minor chronic disease 30 0.45 0.36 0.32* 0.46 1.02
[0.18, 1.13] [0.08, 1.55] [0.12, 0.86] [0.21, 1.00] [0.48, 2.19]
4. Minor chronic diseases in multiple organ systems 31 0.76 0 0.69 1.91 1.11
[0.34, 1.72]   [0.31, 1.57] [0.87, 4.21] [0.53, 2.35]
5. Significant chronic disease 30 0.80 0.57 0.87 0.48 1.38
[0.35, 1.82] [0.17, 1.96] [0.39, 1.92] [0.61, 2.84] [0.65, 2.93]
6. Significant chronic diseases in multiple organ systems 30 4.49*** 2.15 4.82*** 3.83** 3.52**
[2.02, 10.01] [0.89, 5.15] [2.12, 10.95] [1.52, 9.66] [1.55, 7.97]
7. Dominant chronic disease in 3 or more organ systems 30 3.26** 2.15 2.53* 1.81 1.02
[1.50, 7.06] [0.89, 5.15] [1.18, 5.44] [0.82, 4.00] [0.48, 2.19]
8. Dominant/Metastatic malignancy 33 1.69 4.42*** 2.67** 3.58** 1.13
[0.82, 3.52] [2.02, 9.67] [1.28, 5.57] [1.50, 8.53] [0.55, 2.33]
9. Catastrophic 32 3.20** 4.67*** 3.90** 0.97 1.38
[1.50, 6.76] [2.12, 10.29] [1.80, 8.45] [0.46, 2.01] [0.66, 2.88]
  1. MHS CRG Main Health Status Clinical Risk Groups
  2. CI confidence interval
  3. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001 by chi-square for the difference in the proportion of respondents referring to any problem (moderate or severe problem) across the variables