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Table 4 Relationship between OSQOL dimensions and BMI according to the other variables

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

   Dimension 1 Dimension 2 Dimension 3 Dimension 4
   Physical state Vitality desire to do things Relations with others (1) Psychological state (2)
   %        
  n ≤ Q25% score (3) p % ≤ Q25% score (3) p % 'Fairly true' or 'absolutely true' p % 'Fairly true' or 'absolutely true' p
BMI (kg/m 2 ) OVERALL          
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  
Age (years)          
< 60    <.0001   0.2268   0.0481   0.009
28-29.9 kg/m2 53 3.8   20.8   20.8   13.2  
30 - 34.9 kg/m2 83 19.3   28.9   20.5   25.3  
≥ 35 kg/m2 81 35.8   34.6   35.8   37.0  
60 - 69.9    <.0001   0.0227   0.0286   0.005
28-29.9 kg/m2 38 7.9   21.1   13.2   5.3  
30 - 34.9 kg/m2 47 27.7   17.0   10.6   17.0  
≥ 35 kg/m2 38 57.9   42.1   31.6   34.2  
≥ 70    0.072   0.8085   0.2447   0.075
28-29.9 kg/m2 63 22.2   25.4   7.9   17.5  
30 - 34.9 kg/m2 56 19.6   28.6   10.7   12.5  
≥ 35 kg/m2 35 40.0   31.4   20.0   31.4  
Gender          
Males    <.0001   0.298   0.0993   0.0176
28-29.9 kg/m2 84 8.3   22.6   9.5   7.1  
30 - 34.9 kg/m2 111 15.3   23.4   13.5   13.5  
≥ 35 kg/m2 64 43.8   32.8   21.9   23.4  
Females    0.0049   0.1217   0.0031   0.0051
28-29.9 kg/m2 70 17.1   22.9   18.6   20.0  
30 - 34.9 kg/m2 75 30.7   29.3   17.3   28.0  
≥ 35 kg/m2 90 41.1   37.8   37.8   43.3  
Socio-economic status          
Top executives -Professional persons    <.0001   0.2642   0.0207   0.0873
28-29.9 kg/m2 36 0.0   11.1   5.6   5.6  
30 - 34.9 kg/m2 38 5.3   13.2   10.5   5.3  
≥ 35 kg/m2 18 38.9   27.8   33.3   22.2  
Other classes    0.0005   0.4219   0.0029   0.0014
28-29.9 kg/m2 98 17.4   26.5   14.3   14.3  
30 - 34.9 kg/m2 126 25.4   30.2   16.7   23.8  
≥ 35 kg/m2 118 40.7   34.8   31.4   35.6  
Current smoking          
No    <.0001   0.1034   <.0001   0.0006
28-29.9 kg/m2 134 13.4   22.4   9.7   14.2  
30 - 34.9 kg/m2 156 21.2   25.0   15.4   19.9  
≥ 35 kg/m2 125 40.8   33.6   29.6   33.6  
Yes    0.0005   0.1067   0.0613   0.0115
28-29.9 kg/m2 16 0.0   18.8   31.3   6.3  
30 - 34.9 kg/m2 19 21.1   42.1   10.5   21.1  
≥ 35 kg/m2 23 52.2   52.2   43.5   47.8  
Alcohol          
No    0.0002   0.2312   0.0057   0.0006
28-29.9 kg/m2 77 15.6   20.8   18.2   15.6  
30 - 34.9 kg/m2 96 24.0   26.0   17.7   22.9  
≥ 35 kg/m2 96 42.7   32.3   35.4   40.6  
Yes    <.0001   0.0841   0.0434   0.0727
28-29.9 kg/m2 74 9.5   24.3   8.1   10.8  
30 - 34.9 kg/m2 87 19.5   26.4   12.6   13.8  
≥ 35 kg/m2 56 41.1   41.1   23.2   25.0  
Number of associated co-morbid diagnoses          
At most two    0.0056   0.4444   0.0069   0.0169
28-29.9 kg/m2 69 10.1   17.4   10.1   13.0  
30 - 34.9 kg/m2 80 16.3   21.3   13.8   20.0  
≥ 35 kg/m2 56 32.1   26.8   30.4   33.9  
Three or more    <.0001   0.0932   0.0104   0.0006
28-29.9 kg/m2 85 14.1   27.1   16.5   12.9  
30 - 34.9 kg/m2 106 25.5   29.3   16.0   18.9  
≥ 35 kg/m2 98 48.0   40.8   31.6   35.7  
Previous efforts for substantial changes in dietary habits (4)          
No    0.0001   0.2115   0.0313   <.0001
28-29.9 kg/m2 100 15.0   24.0   13.0   13.0  
30 - 34.9 kg/m2 109 23.9   33.0   15.6   18.4  
≥ 35 kg/m2 89 41.6   34.8   27.0   38.2  
Yes    <.0001   0.0109   0.0072   0.1299
28-29.9 kg/m2 50 8.0   22.0   16.0   14.0  
30 - 34.9 kg/m2 70 15.7   14.3   15.7   21.4  
≥ 35 kg/m2 60 45.0   36.7   36.7   30.0  
Previous efforts for substantial changes in physical activities          
No    <.0001   0.2019   0.0002   <.0001
28-29.9 kg/m2 119 14.3   26.9   12.6   13.5  
30 - 34.9 kg/m2 145 22.8   29.0   15.2   20.0  
≥ 35 kg/m2 122 44.3   36.9   32.0   36.1  
Yes    0.0097   0.2248   0.6963   0.2165
28-29.9 kg/m2 28 3.6   10.7   21.4   14.3  
30 - 34.9 kg/m2 28 10.7   14.3   21.4   21.4  
≥ 35 kg/m2 23 34.8   30.4   30.4   34.8  
  1. (1) "I feel I am being attacked when people talk about my weight" (2) "I feel very ill-at-ease " (3) Q25% = first quartile- A score ≤ Q25% indicates a poor QOL, and a high QOL (4) Significant interaction with vitality scores: p = 0.02