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Table 6 Contributing factors to 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

Factors B- S.E Beta t P-Value 95% CI B
Lower Upper
(Constant) 10.977 .215   50.943 .000 10.554 11.400
Presence of diabetic mellitus .469 .198 .090 2.368 .018 .080 .857
Presence of musculoskeletal conditions −.535 .192 −.105 −2.779 .006 −.913 −.157
Presence of vision impairment −.040 .182 −.007 −.222 .824 −.397 .316
Presence of hearing impairment −.431 .305 −.043 −1.412 .158 −1.030 .168
Presence of bronchial asthma .114 .223 .016 .511 .609 −.324 .551
Presence of specific disease −.416 .202 −.093 −2.058 .040 −.813 −.019
Having at least one ADL limitation −2.012 .272 −.230 −7.386 .000 −2.546 −1.477
Satisfied with health status 1.446 .184 .334 7.859 .000 1.085 1.807
Visiting the doctor at least monthly 1.035 .187 .209 5.521 .000 .667 1.403
Exposure to addictive substances −.401 .129 −.093 −3.115 .002 −.654 −.148
  1. (Multiple linear regression R = 0.585, R2 = 0.342; Adjusted R2 = 0.344, SE = 1.747) Significance P < 0.05
  2. (Higher score indicates better QOL)