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Table 3 Factors associated with poor HRQL in older people

From: Health-related quality of life and associated factors in functionally independent older people

Variables Adjusted OR
(95% CI)
p-value
Age 0.99 (0.97-1.02) 0.530
Sex
 Women 1.00 0.552
 Men 0.90 (0.64-1.27)
Number of drugs consumed daily
 0-2 1.00 <0.0001
  ≥ 3 2.32 (1.62-3.31)
Sensory impairment
 No 1.00 0.002
 Yes 1.83 (1.24-2.69)
Cognitively stimulating activities
 Yes 1.00 0.044
 No 2.51 (1.03-6.16)
Group social activities
 Yes 1.00 0.012
 No 1.57 (1.11-2.22)
DUFSS
 High level of social support (>32) 1.00 <0.0001
 Low level of social support (≤32) 3.12 (1.78-5.46)
Obstacles in the closest home environment
 No 1.00 0.019
 Yes 1.83 (1.11-3.02)
  1. STARU Screening Tool for Assessing Risk of Undernutrition, OR Odds Ratio, 95% CI 95% confidence interval, DUFSS = Duke-UNC Questionnaire of Functional Social Support; OR > 1 indicates higher odds of poor HRQL; OR <1 indicates lower odds of poor HRQL; Estimates are based on n = 629 participants due to missing value; Model diagnostics Area Under the Curve = 0.700; Hosmer-Lemeshow-p = 0.169; R-square = 0.108; Max-Rescaled = 0.145
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