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Table 5 Simple linear regression analysis of mental component summary scores in patients with moderate and 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% confidence interval P value
Age −0.01 0.05 −0.01 − 0.93–0.09 0.995
Educational level 1.42 1.51 0.94 − 1.56–4.41 0.348
Employment status −0.61 1.51 −0.40 −3.60–2.38 0.690
Low income −6.08 1.91 −3.18 −9.84–−2.30 0.002
Marital status 0.66 1.62 0.41 −2.54–3.86 0.685
Hypertension −1.70 1.64 −1.03 −4.93–1.54 0.303
Hemoglobin 1.15 0.29 3.95 0.57–1.72 < 0.001
MCV 0.21 0.10 2.10 0.01–0.40 0.037
MCH 0.32 0.24 1.35 −0.15–0.80 0.178
Uraemia −3.78 1.55 −2.45 −6.83–−0.73 0.015
CKD stage 5 −4.36 1.65 −2.64 −7.62–1.10 0.009
ESA use 0.34 2.60 .0.13 −4.76–5.48 0.895
IV Iron 14.12 5.35 2.64 3.56–24.69 0.009
  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