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Table 6 Simple linear regression analysis of independent variables of overall mean quality of life score in patients with 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 0.07 0.86 −0.14–−0.12 0.862
Educational level 1.52 2.17 0.70 −2.76–5.80 0.486
Employment status −0.92 2.17 −0.42 −5.20–3.37 0.673
Low income −0.84 2.72 −3.62 −15.21–4.48 < 0.001
Marital status 2.07 2.32 0.89 −2.50–6.65 0.373
Hypertension −3.52 2.34 −1.50 −8.14–1.10 0.134
Hemoglobin 2.06 0.41 5.06 1.26–2.86 < 0.001
MCV 0.34 0.14 2.39 0.06–0.62 0.018
MCH 0.50 0.34 1.45 −0.18–1.17 0.148
Uraemia −7.83 2.19 −3.58 −12.15–−3.51 < 0.001
CKD stage 5 −8.50 2.33 −3.64 −13.10–−3.90 < 0.001
ESA use 1.69 3.72 0.45 −5.65–9.03 0.650
IV Iron 10.19 7.77 1.31 −5.13–25.51 0.191
  1. MCV mean corpuscular volume, MCH mean corpuscular haemoglobin, CKD 5 chronic kidney disease with GFR < 15 ml/min/1.73 m2, ESA erythropoietin stimulating agent, IV intravenous, uraemia urea> 20 mmol/L