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Table 3 Multivariate linear regression: Predictors of children’s quality of life from both child-report and parent-report

From: Quality of life of children with achondroplasia and their parents - a German cross-sectional study

Independent variables Children’s quality of life
Child-reported Parent-reported
β t β t
Child’s age −.02 −.14 −.03 −.23
Child’s gender a .04 .27 .05 .13
SDS of height .06 .39 −.04 −.27
Body mass index (z-scores) −.08 −.56 −.16 −1.12
Proportionality ratio −.12 −.97 −.12 −1.03
Physical component score (SF-8) .18 1.35 .34 2.72**
Mental component score (SF-8) .15 1.13 .26 2.12*
Parental gender b .01 .07 −.05 −.43
Model summary R2 = .09 R2 = .23
F(8,64) = .82 F(8,64) = 2.34*
  1. achild’s gender: 0 – male, 1 – female
  2. b parental gender: 0 – male, 1 – female
  3. * p ≤ .05 ** p ≤ .01