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Table 2 Self-perceived life satisfaction at age 85 by physical and mental health characteristics

From: Impact of physical and mental health on life satisfaction in old age: a population based observational study

  Difference in life satisfaction score between groups (points; 95% CI)
Characteristics Crude Adjusted for mental health Adjusted for physical health
Physical health
 Comorbidities vs less than two diseases −0.1 (−0.5–0.2) 0.1 (−0.2 −0.4)
 Below vs above median physical performance −0.5 (−0.8–−0.2)* 0.2 (−1–0.5)
 Below vs above median cognitive function −0.3 (−0.6–0.0) −0.1 (−0.4–0.2)
 Below vs above median functional status −0.5 (−0.9–−0.3)*** −0.3 (−0.6–0.1)*
 Below vs above median residual lifespan −0.2 (−0.5–0.2) −0.0 (−0.3–0.3)  
Mental health
 Below vs above cut-off depressive symptoms −2.1 (−2.5–−1.7)*** −2.0 (−2.4–−1.6)***
 Below vs above cut-off perceived loneliness −1.2 (−1.5–−0.8)*** −1.1 (−1.5–−0.8)***
  1. All estimates from regression adjusted for sex, marital status, income, education and institutionalisation
  2. Each of the estimates comes from a separate analysis
  3. *p < ·05, ***p < ·001