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Table 7 Multivariable linear regression model for the quality of life in the 17 adult patients

From: Quality of Life (QoL) assessment in a cohort of patients with Phenylketonuria

Variables No. (%) RC (95% CI) p value
Gender    
  Female 8 (47.1) Reference 0.01
  Male 9 (52.9) -2.58 (-4.44; -0.72)
Age (years)    
  26.71 ± 5.46   -0.16 (- 0.33; 0.02) 0.08
Education level    
  Secondary School 14 (82.4) Reference <0.01
  Post-graduate 3 (17.6) 3.26 (1.33; 5.18)
Employment status    
  Student 5 (29.4) Reference 0.01
  Employed 9 (52.9) - 2.22 (-4.26; -0.18)
  Unemployed 3 (17.7) - 2.73 (-4.79; -0.66)
Treatment    
  Diet 10 (58.8) Reference 0.01
  BH4 7 (41.2) 7.89 (2.47; 13.31)
Length of current treatment (months)    
  209.65 ± 140.02   0.03 (0.01; 0.21) 0.01
  1. Number (No.), percentage (%), regression coefficients (RC) with 95% confidence intervals (95%CI) and p values. Model fitted on 17 complete observations.