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Table 4 Simple linear regression analysis of physical component summary scores in patients with moderate to advanced chronic kidney disease n = 202

From: Quality of life among patients with moderate to advanced chronic kidney disease in Ghana - a single centre study

Variable Coefficient Standard error t 95% CI P value
Age −0.02 0.09 −0.25 − 0.21–0.16 0.806
Educational level 1.61 3.04 0.53 −4.38–7.60 0.597
Employment status −1.23 3.04 −0.40 −7.22–4.77 0.687
Low income −13.61 3.81 −3.57 −21.13–−6.09 < 0.001
Marital status 3.49 3.24 1.07 −2.91–9.90 0.284
Hypertension −5.35 3.28 −1.63 −11.81–1.11 0.104
Hemoglobin 2.97 0.57 5.23 1.85–4.09 < 0.001
MCV 0.46 0.19 2.36 0.07–0.85 0.019
MCH 0.67 0.48 1.40 − 0.27–1.61 0.163
Uraemia −11.87 3.04 −3.89 −17.89–−5.86 < 0.001
CKD stage 5 −12.63 3.25 −3.88 −19.04–−6.22 < 0.001
ESA use 3.03 5.21 0.58 −7.24–13.30 0.561
IV Iron use 6.25 10.91 0.57 −15.27–27.77 0.567
  1. MCV mean corpuscular volume, MCH mean corpuscular haemoglobin, CKD 5 chronic kidney disease with GFR < 15 ml/min/1.73m2, ESA erythropoietin stimulating agent, IV intravenous, CI confidence interval, uraemia serum urea > 20 mmol/L