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Table 2 Hazard ratios for all-cause mortality according to SF36 scores (n = 944)

From: Quality of life and mortality from a nephrologist's view: a prospective observational study

  Model 1a Model 2b
SF36 survey HR (95% CI) Pvalue HR (95% CI) Pvalue
10-unit increase in SF36 components     
   Physical functioning 0.78 (0.72--0.83) <0.001 0.81 (0.75--0.89) <0.001
   Role---physical 0.85 (0.81--0.90) <0.001 0.90 (0.85--0.96) 0.001
   Bodily pain 0.90 (0.85--0.96) 0.002 0.92 (0.86--0.99) 0.020
   General health 0.93 (0.85--1.02) 0.123 0.90 (0.82--1.00) 0.052
   Vitality 0.85 (0.77--0.93) <0.001 0.88 (0.79--0.98) 0.018
   Social functioning 0.83 (0.78--0.90) <0.001 0.87 (0.81--0.93) <0.001
   Role---emotional 0.84 (0.80--0.89) <0.001 0.88 (0.83--0.93) <0.001
   Mental health 0.85 (0.78--0.93) 0.001 0.83 (0.75--0.91) <0.001
Physical component summary score     
   Tertile 1 (<49.4) 1 (Reference)   1 (Reference)  
   Tertile 2 (49.4--61.7) 0.46 (0.30--0.72) 0.001 0.54 (0.33--0.87) 0.011
   Tertile 3 (>61.7) 0.25 (0.14--0.43) <0.001 0.35 (0.19--0.64) 0.001
Mental component summary score     
   Tertile 1 (<49.0) 1 (Reference)   1 (Reference)  
   Tertile 2 (49.0--57.0) 0.68 (0.44--1.05) 0.082 0.63 (0.40--1.01) 0.055
   Tertile 3 (>57.0) 0.36 (0.21--0.61) <0.001 0.39 (0.22--0.70) 0.001
  1. a Unadjusted model.
  2. bModel adjusted for age, gender, ever-smoking, proteinuria, serum levels of hemoglobin, total protein, albumin, cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and estimated GFR.
  3. Abbreviations: SF36: 36-item Short-Form health survey; HR: hazard ratio; CI: confidence interval.