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Table 3 Health conditions and their associations with the QOL of participants

From: The association of health-related factors with quality of life among the elderly population in the Jaffna district of Sri Lanka

Diseases
(n = 813)
n % Physical domain Mean (±SD) Psychological domain Mean(±SD) Social relationship domain Mean(±SD) Environmental domain Mean(±SD) Overall QOL
Mean ± SD)
Diabetic mellitus
 Yes 168 20.7 12.1 (2.3) 12.8 (3.0) 10.7 (3.3) 12.9 (2.1) 12.1 (2.3)
 No 645 79.3 11.7 (2.3) 11.8 (2.6) 10.0 (2.9) 11.9 (2.0) 11.3 (2.1)
p-value    < 0.001 0.048 p < 0.001 0.011 p < 0.001
Hypertension
 Yes 153 18.8 11.8 (2.3) 12.4 (3.0) 10.2 (3.2) 12.4 (2.3) 11.7 (2.3)
 No 660 81.2 11.8 (2.3) 11.9 (2.7) 10.1 (3.0) 12.0 (2.0) 11.4 (2.1)
p-value    0.871 0.053 0.894 0.043 0.220
Hyperlipidaemia
 Yes 29 3.6 11.6 (2.2) 12.7 (2.8) 9.0 (3.8) 13.3 (2.3) 11.7 (2.2)
 No 784 96.4 11.8 (2.3) 12.0 (2.8) 10.2 (3.0) 12.0 (2.1) 11.5 (2.2)
p-value    0.940 0.148 0.102 0.10 0.661
Heart disease
 Yes 18 2.2 11.1 (2.3) 12.8 (1.7) 8.9 (3.3) 12.4 (1.3) 11.3 (1.7)
 No 795 97.8 11.8 (2.2) 11.9 (2.8) 10.2 (3.0) 12.1 (2.2) 11.5 (2.2)
p-value    0.171 0.182 0.078 0.481 0.701
Musculoskeletal conditions
 Yes 181 22.3 9.9 (1.6) 10.6 (2.6) 8.9 (2.5) 11.2 (2.0) 10.1 (1.8)
 No 632 77.7 12.3 (2.1) 12.4 (2.7) 10.5 (3.1) 12.4 (2.0) 11.9 (2.1)
p-value    p < 0.001 p < 0.001 p < 0.001 p < 0.001 p < 0.001
Kidney disease
 Yes 7 0.9 10.3 (1.8) 9.4 (2.6) 8.9 (3.1) 10.6 (3.1) 9.8 (2.4)
 No 806 99.1 11.8 (2.3) 12.0 (2.8) 10.1 (3.0) 12.1 (2.1) 11.5 (2.2)
p-value    0.082 0.015 0.263 0.054 0.056
Vision problems
 Yes 132 16.2 10.6 (2.2) 11.5 (2.7) 9.2 (3.1) 12.0 (2.1) 10.8 (2.0)
 No 681 83.8 12.0 (2.2) 12.1 (2.8) 10.3 (3.0) 12.1 (2.1) 11.6 (2.2)
p-value    P < 0.001 0.040 P < 0.001 0.680 P < 0.001
Hearing impairment
 Yes 40 4.9 10.0 (2.3) 10.8 (2.4) 8.2 (2.2) 11.4 (2.1) 10.1 (1.7)
 No 773 95.1 11.9 (2.3) 12.0 (2.8) 10.2 (3.0) 12.1 (2.1) 11.6 (2.2)
p-value    P < 0.001 0.003 P < 0.001 0.035 P < 0.001
Bronchial asthma
 Yes 80 9.8 11.0 (1.9) 11.8 (2.8) 9.5 (2.6) 11.7 (2.2) 11.0 (2.0)
 No 773 90.2 11.9 (2.3) 12.0()2.8 10.2 (3.1) 12.1 (2.1) 11.6 (2.2)
p-value    0.001 0.516 0.022 0.089 0.019