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Table 7 Logistic regression analyses of the responses to the EQ-5D items by the female older workers

From: Factors associated with health-related quality of life in Korean older workers

  Mobility Self-care Usual activities Pain/discomfort Anxiety/depression
OR (95 % CI) OR (95 % CI) OR (95 % CI) OR (95 % CI) OR (95 % CI)
Age 1.02 (1.04 ~ 1.01)*** 1.07 (1.1 ~ 1.04)*** 1.06 (1.08 ~ 1.04)*** 1.02 (1.03 ~ 1.01)*** 1.04 (1.05 ~ 1.02)***
Education (/<Elementary school) 0.64 (0.40 ~ 1.02) 0.37 (0.12 ~ 1.15) 0.61 (0.31 ~ 1.21) 0.9 (0.59 ~ 1.40) 0.92 (0.54 ~ 1.58)
Household Income (quartile) (/4th(highest))     
 1st (lowest) 1.43 (0.71 ~ 2.87) 1.42 (0.32 ~ 6.32) 2.05 (0.70 ~ 6.02) 1.06 (0.55 ~ 2.03) 0.92 (0.41 ~ 2.02)
 2nd 1.03 (0.53 ~ 2.00) 0.91 (0.20 ~ 4.06) 1.85 (0.64 ~ 5.37) 0.87 (0.48 ~ 1.59) 0.78 (0.37 ~ 1.64)
 3rd 0.65 (0.31 ~ 1.37) 0.8 (0.14 ~ 4.50) 1.06 (0.31 ~ 3.61) 0.62 (0.32 ~ 1.21) 0.65 (0.29 ~ 1.48)
Smoking (current/non & ex-smoker) 0.52 (0.13 ~ 2.10) 2.44 (0.44 ~ 13.63) 0.99 (0.18 ~ 5.49) 0.45 (0.12 ~ 1.71) 1.57 (0.45 ~ 5.41)
Hypertension (/no) 1.26 (0.84 ~ 1.90) 0.69 (0.30 ~ 1.59) 1.17 (0.68 ~ 2.03) 0.86 (0.58 ~ 1.27) 1.02 (0.63 ~ 1.65)
Diabetes (/no) 0.99 (0.51 ~ 1.92) 3.64 (1.36 ~ 9.70)** 1.64 (0.74 ~ 3.63) 0.96 (0.51 ~ 1.81) 1.13 (0.53 ~ 2.41)
Musculoskeletal pain (/no) 7.18 (4.68 ~ 11.02)*** 6.13 (2.17 ~ 17.33)*** 12.43 (5.79 ~ 26.7)*** 6.01 (4.04 ~ 8.93)*** 2.62 (1.61 ~ 4.27)***
Stress (/low) 1.53 (0.98 ~ 2.41) 2.31 (1.02 ~ 5.24)* 2.34 (1.31 ~ 4.17)** 1.29 (0.84 ~ 1.99) 4.09 (2.55 ~ 6.56)***
Occupation (/Elementary occupations) 0.65 (0.41 ~ 1.04) 0.78 (0.30 ~ 2.04) 0.46 (0.23 ~ 0.91)* 1.09 (0.71 ~ 1.68) 0.85 (0.50 ~ 1.45)
Working hour/week 0.98 (0.97 ~ 0.99)** 0.98 (0.96 ~ 0.99)* 0.97 (0.96 ~ 0.99)*** 0.98 (0.98 ~ 0.99)** 0.99 (0.98 ~ 1.00)
Employment status (/Regular employee) 0.76 (0.48 ~ 1.20) 1.87 (0.66 ~ 5.27) 1.37 (0.71 ~ 2.65) 1.28 (0.83 ~ 1.95) 1.23 (0.72 ~ 2.10)
R2 N 0.473 0.879 0.748 0.382 0.618
  1. Some variables were reclassified because of small group size. Education (0: elementary school, 1: middle and high school, and collage); occupation (0: elementary occupations, 1: office, service and manufacturing work)
  2. OR odds ratio, CI confidence intervals
  3. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001