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Table 4 Descriptive statistics (mean ± SD) of WHOQOL-BREF and WHOQOL-OLD, by degree of nicotine dependence, Uberaba, Brazil

From: Differences in quality of life among older adults in Brazil according to smoking status and nicotine dependence

QOL Very Low/Low Medium High/Very High p
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
WHOQOL-BREF
 Physical 61.23 16.70 62.20 15.33 60.59 17.03 0.939
 Psychological 64.61 13.40 67.01 13.79 63.51 16.91 0.666
 Social relationship 69.81 15.13 75.00 15.73 68.39 15.33 0.254
 Environmental 59.60 13.01 60.81 8.74 59.48 14.79 0.912
WHOQOL-OLD
 Sensory abilities 66.94 23.36 70.05 26.13 66.38 23.05 0.829
 Autonomy 62.32 14.10 61.72 15.56 64.87 17.15 0.693
 Past, present and future activities 66.58 13.47 65.63 16.38 68.75 13.67 0.695
 Social participation 61.87 14.97 64.32 16.84 63.36 13.02 0.757
 Death and Dying 75.27 20.93 72.66 26.95 68.10 22.74 0.360
 Intimacy 64.04 21.56 65.36 21.33 69.83 23.63 0.494