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Table 3 OSQOL Univariate results

From: Correlates of quality of life of pre-obese and obese patients: a pharmacy-based cross-sectional survey

   Dimension 1
Physical state
Dimension 2:
Vitality desire to do things
Dimension 3
Relations with others *
"I feel I am being attacked when people talk about my weight"
Dimension 4
Psychological state **
"I feel very ill-at-ease "
Variables n % patients
≤ Q25% score (1)
p % patients ≤ Q25% score (1) p % 'Fairly true' or 'absolutely true' p % 'Fairly true' or 'absolutely true' p
Overall 494 25.1   27.9   19.6   22.3  
Age (years)    0.168   0.837   0.002   0.108
< 60 217 21.7   29.0   26.3   26.7  
60 - 69.9 123 30.9   26.0   17.9   18.7  
≥ 70 154 25.3   27.9   11.7   18.8  
Gender    0.007   0.202   0.002   <.0001
Males 259 20.1   25.5   14.3   13.9  
Females 235 30.6   30.6   25.5   31.5  
Body Mass Index (kg/m 2 )    <.0001   0.028   <.0001   <.0001
28-29.9 154 12.3   22.7   13.6   13.0  
30 - 34.9 186 21.5   25.8   15.1   19.3  
≥ 35 154 42.2   35.7   31.2   35.1  
Socio-economic status    0.002   0.027   0.082   0.001
Workmen - employees 213 27.2   31.9   20.2   25.3  
Top executives -Professional persons 92 9.8   15.2   13.0   8.7  
Teachers - artisans - shopkeeper 63 27.0   28.6   15.9   17.5  
Unemployed/housewives-husbands 66 33.3   28.8   28.8   31.8  
Current smoking    0.620   0.041   0.037   0.357
No 415 24.6   26.7   17.8   22.2  
Yes 58 27.6   39.7   29.3   27.6  
Alcohol    0.251   0.791   0.017   0.004
None 269 28.2   26.8   24.2   27.1  
1-2 glasses per day 134 21.6   29.1   14.2   18.7  
≥ 3 glasses per day 83 21.7   30.1   13.2   10.8  
Number of associated co-morbid diagnoses    0.018   0.020   0.479   0.933
None or one 78 17.9   24.4   16.7   21.8  
Two 127 18.9   19.7   17.3   21.3  
Three or more 289 29.8   32.5   21.4   22.8  
Previous efforts for substantial changes in dietary habits    0.487   0.117   0.216   0.947
No' 298 26.2   30.5   18.1   22.5  
Yes 180 23.3   23.9   22.8   22.2  
Previous efforts for substantial changes in physical activities    0.027   0.019   0.381   0.958
No 386 26.9   30.8   19.7   23.1  
Yes 79 15.2   17.7   24.0   22.8  
  1. (1) Q25% = first quartile- A score ≤ Q25% indicates a poor QOL, and a high QOL otherwise. Chi-squared tests were used for all statistical comparisons