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Table 4 Association between kidney, physical and mental summary components and some selected factors

From: Health related quality of life in chronic kidney disease; a descriptive study in a rural Sri Lankan community affected by chronic kidney disease

CharacteristicKidney Disease Summary ComponentPhysical Component Summary ScoreMental Component Summary Score
MedianIQRp valueaMedianIQRp valueaMedianIQRp valuea
Gender
 Male58.554.2–63.70.47035.026.2–40.90.44338.834.8–42.20.470
 Female58.254.3–63.136.225.0–43.139.133.5–43.7
Employment
 Employed60.456.0–65.0< 0.00136.330.0–45.6< 0.00139.536.2–43.3< 0.001
 Not employed57.653.3–62.533.723.7–40.638.432.3–42.4
Comorbidities
 Present58.253.8–62.80.00235.025.0–42.50.53939.034.0–43.00.515
 Absent59.655.3–65.235.027.5–41.139.135.5–42.5
Depression
 Positive56.452.6–60.6< 0.00133.723.7–40.0< 0.00137.930.5–41.3< 0.001
 Negative63.358.5–67.936.230.0–48.140.137.1–46.1
Psychological distress
 Positive57.253.3–61.9< 0.00133.723.7–39.4< 0.00138.232.1–41.3< 0.001
 Negative63.557.8–68.541.232.5–57.541.337.7–52.8
  1. aAssociation tested by Mann-Whitney U test