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Table 1 Comparison of β-coefficients at baseline, after 6 and 24 months: Predictors of better mental component score of HRQOL

From: Did past economic prosperity affect the health related quality of life predictors? A longitudinal study on a representative sample of Slovenian family medicine patients

Independent variables β (601) β (601) β (601)
0 months 6 months 24 months
Better PCS −0.086 −0.041 −0.134
Higher age 0.065 0.099 0.077
Male gender 0.105 0.072 0.100
Higher level of education 0.006 −0.060 −0.045
Better financial status 0.097 0.059 0.088
Better circumstances in a household 0.127 0.175 0.091
Better social support 0.159 0.133 0.099
Stressful life events – present −0.071 −0.129 −0.082
Abuse in childhood – present −0.015 −0.057 −0.064
Discrimination – present −0.066 0.020 0.002
Relatives with problems – present −0.006 −0.025 −0.028
Depression – present −0.346 −0.263 −0.386
Higher AUDIT score −0.006 0.004 0.031
Anxiety disorders – present −0.196 −0.214 −0.167
Higher number of chronic diseases −0.015 0.023 −0.054
  1. PCS – physical component score; MCS – mental component score; bold: p ≤ 0.05.
  2. Bolded independent variables were statistically significant in all three sequences.
  3. F 0 = 24.06, p 0 < 0.001; F 6 = 23.32; p 6 < 0.001; F 24 = 21.05; p 24 < 0.001.