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Table 3 Regression coefficients (95% confidence interval) and p-value for age, gender, height and level of education related to SF36 dimensions for the short stature sample (n = 44).

From: Health status of adults with Short Stature: A comparison with the normal population and one well-known chronic disease (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

SF-36 subscales Variables Univariat regression Multiple regression
   Coefficient (95%CI) p-value Coefficient (95%CI) p-value
Mental health Age -0.1 (-0.6 to 0.5) 0.817 -0.1 (-0.7 to 0.4) 0.572
  Gender -9.5 (-24.3 to 5.2) 0.200 -5.3 (-20.9 to 10.3) 0.497
  Height 0.2 (-0.3 to 0.7) 0.451 -0,1 (-0.6 to 0.5) 0.795
  Level of education 17.1 (4.2 to 30.0) 0.010 18.1 (3.7 to 32.5) 0.015
Role emotional Age -0.5 (-1.2 to 0.2) 0.153 0.6 (-1.4 to 0.1) 0.097
  Gender -12.1 (-32.9 to 8.8) 0.250 -7.1 (-29.3 to 15.1) 0.523
  Height 0.2 (-0.5 to 1.0) 0.567 -0.1 (-0.9 to 0.7) 0.727
  Level of education 17.3 (-1.5 to 36.2) 0.071 21.0 (0.6 to 41.5) 0.044
Social functioning Age -0.4 (-1.0 to 0.2) 0.219 0.3 (-1.0 to 0.3) 0.344
  Gender -14.7 (-32.3 to 2.8) 0.098 -11.0 (-30.6 to 8.7) 0.266
  Height 0.3 (-0.3 to 1.0) 0.322 0.2 (-0.5 to 0.9) 0.623
  Level of education 1.7 (-15.1 to 18.5) 0.842 0.9 (-17.2 to 19.0) 0.921
Vitality Age -0.5 (-0.8 to -0.1) 0.010 -0.5 (-0.8 to 0.1) 0.020
  Gender -6.6 (-17.6 to 4.5) 0.236 -3.8 (-15.3 to 7.7) 0.509
  Height 0.1 (-0.2 to 0.5) 0.461 0.0 (-0.4 to 0.4) 0.874
  Level of education 1.9 (-8.4 to 12.3) 0.708 3.9 (-6.7 to 14.5) 0.460
General Health Age -0.6 (-1.1 to 0.1) 0.020 -0.6 (-1.2 to -0.0) 0.043
  Gender -2.8 (-18.8 to 13.3) 0.729 1.0 (-16.1 to 18.2) 0.904
  Height 0.2 (-0.4 to 0.8) 0.460 0.2 (-0.4 to 0.8) 0.588
  Level of education 0.6 (-15.5 to 14.3) 0.936 1.8 (-13.9 to 17.6) 0.814
Bodily Pain Age -0.8 (-1.4 to -0.3) 0.005 -0.9 (-1.5 to -0.3) 0.007
  Gender -6.1 (-24.4 to 12.2) 0.507 -6.3 (-25.4 to 12.8) 0.507
  Height 0.1 (-0.5 to 0.8) 0.653 0.0 (-0.6 to 0.7) 0.917
  Level of education -2.8 (-20.0 to 14.2) 0.737 -0.3 (-17.9 to 17.2) 0.971
Physical functioning Age -1.0 (-1.7 to -0.4) 0.004 -0.9 (-1.5 to -0.3) 0.005
  Gender -15.4 (-36.0 to 5.2) 0.139 -3.6 (-22.1 to 15.0) 0.699
  Height 1.2 (0.5 to 1.8) 0.001 1.1 (0.4 to 1,7) 0.002
  Level of education 5.9 (-13.5 to 25.4) 0.541 2.2 (-14.9 to 19.3) 0.795
Role Physical Age -1.1 (-1.7 to -0.4) 0.001 -1.1 (-1.7 to -0.4) 0.002
  Gender -13,8 (-34.2 to 6.6) 0.180 -5.4 (-25.2 to 14.3) 0.579
  Height 0.7 (0.0 to 1.4) 0.050 0.5 (-0.2 to 1.2) 0.161
  Level of education 6.5 (-12.7 to 25.6) 0.499 7.7 (-10.5 to 25.9) 0.396
  1. Coding of categorical variables: male = 1, female = 2; level of education < 12 years = 1, level of education >12 years = 2. Age and height were treated as continuous.