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Table 2 Univariate regression analyses of physical health and mental health summary scores. (N = 496)

From: Unmet basic needs negatively affect health-related quality of life in people aging with HIV: results from the Positive Spaces, Healthy Places study

Variables Physical health summary Mental health summary
β (95% CI) p β (95% CI) p
Demographic variables
 Age 20-34 Ref.    Ref.   
 Age 35-49 −4.80 (−7.54, −2.06) <0.001 1.28 (−1.81, 4.38) 0.415
 Age 50+ −7.97 (−11.1, −4.83) <0.001 1.14 (−2.40, 4.68) 0.528
 Female −1.39 (−3.63, 0.84) 0.222 −4.08 (−6.52, −1.64) 0.001
 Caucasian −2.82 (−5.02, −0.61) 0.012 −0.78 (−3.23, 1.66) 0.529
 Heterosexual −1.13 (−3.14, 0.88) 0.270 −3.03 (−5.23, −0.83) 0.007
Economic variables
 No high school degreedegree −2.76 (−5.11, −0.42) 0.021 −3.49 (−6.08, −0.91) 0.008
 Unemployed −7.44 (−9.75, −5.13) <0.001 −6.23 (−8.82, −3.64) <0.001
 Low income (< 1150 CAD/month) −1.15 (−3.06, 0.75) 0.235 −3.23 (−5.31, −1.14) 0.003
Social variables
 Low support (MOS-SSS < 43) −3.39 (−5.27, −1.51) <0.001 −6.96 (−8.96, −4.95) <0.001
 Living alone −2.10 (−4.0, −0.20) 0.030 −1.98 (−4.07, 0.11) 0.064
Clinical variables
 A history of AIDS diagnosis −5.07 (−6.92, −3.22) <0.001 −3.09 (−5.18, −1.01) 0.004
 CD4 count < 200 cells/mL [n = 412] −2.48 (−4.58, −0.38) 0.021 0.56 (−1.82, 2.93) 0.646
 Years since HIV diagnosis −0.15 (−0.29, −0.00) 0.045 0.22 (0.06, 0.38) 0.007
 Years since starting ART [n = 379] −0.20 (−0.40, −0.01) 0.041 0.21 (−0.01, −0.43) 0.063
Basic needs variable
 Unmet basic needs −6.58 a (−9.31, −3.86) <0.001 −8.24 b (−11.25, −5.24) <0.001
  1. Bold values are significant of p < 0.05. aEstimates (β) unmet needs: food = −3.95, clothing = −3.81, housing costs = −4.23 (all, p < 0.001), risk of homelessness = −1.66 (p > 0.05). bEstimates (β) unmet needs: food = −5.9, clothing = −5.4, housing costs = −5.43 or risk of homelessness = −3.64 (all, p < 0.001), CI: Confidence Interval; MOS-SSS: Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey; ART: antiretroviral therapy