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Table 4 Standardized regression coefficients of the influence of risk factors on quality of life resulted from multivariate stepwise regression.

From: Health related quality of life measured by SF-36: a population-based study in Shanghai, China

Factor PF RP BP GH VT SF RE MH
Region         
   Urban         
   Suburban 0.16* -0.06   0.10* 0.18* -0.08* -0.10* -0.08*
   Rural   0.10* 0.14*   0.10*    -0.25*
Gender    0.05      
Current job     -0.08* -0.10* -0.07*   
Age -0.27*   -0.08* -0.26* -0.15*    
Current marital status      0.08*    0.08*
Highest level of education   0.11*       
Total income of family/month       0.05 0.07* 0.15*
Frequency of activities 0.10* 0.05   0.10* 0.13*    0.10*
BMI     0.05     
Chronic diseases -0.16* -0.21* -0.15* -0.23* -0.17* -0.16* -0.21* -0.08*
  1. *P-value < 0.05
  2. Variable coding: Region (suburban = 1, other = 0; rual = 1, other = 0), gender (male = 1, female = 0), current job (manual worker = 1, office worker = 0), current martial status (unmarried = 1, married = 0), highest level of education (primary education and lower = 1, secondary/high education = 2, university education and higher = 3), family monthly income (less than 2000 Yuan = 1, 2000–4999 Yuan = 2, more than 5000 Yuan = 3), frequency of activities (never = 1, less than 4 times/month = 2, at least 1 time/week = 3, at least 1 time/day = 4), chronic disease (yes = 1, no = 0).