Table 4

Results of logistic regression analysis for poorer physical and mental health-related quality of life

Adjusted OR (95% CI)

P


Physical component summary

Age groups (years)

> 35

1.0 (ref.)

31–35

0.91 (0.62–1.32)

0.62

25–30

1.15 (0.82–1.61)

0.39

< 25

1.24 (0.67–2.26)

0.48

Sex

Male

1.0 (ref.)

Female

2.03 (1.53–2.68)

< 0.0001

Education

> 12 (higher)

1.0 (ref.)

6–12 (secondary)

1.40 (1.02–1.93)

0.03

≤ 5 (primary)

1.77 (1.25–2.51)

0.001

Infertility duration (years)

> 10

1.0 (ref.)

6–10

0.93 (0.65–1.33)

0.71

≤ 5

1.16 (0.84–1.61)

0.34

Previous treatment for infertility

No

1.0 (ref.)

Yes

1.06 (0.81–1.39)

0.67

Causes of infertility

Unexplained

1.0 (ref.)

Female factor

1.16 (0.74–1.80)

0.51

Male factor

0.76 (0.51–1.13)

0.18

Both

0.65 (0.36–1.18)

0.16

Mental component summary

Age groups (years)

> 35

1.0 (ref.)

31–35

1.22 (0.85–1.76)

0.28

25–30

1.46 (1.05–2.03)

0.02

< 25

2.15 (1.16–3.97)

0.01

Sex

Male

1.0 (ref.)

Female

1.4 (1.07–1.85)

0.01

Education

> 12 (higher)

1.0 (ref.)

6–12 (secondary)

1.68 (1.19–2.36)

0.003

≤ 5 (primary)

1.35 (0.98–1.84)

0.06

Infertility duration (years)

> 10

1.0 (ref.)

6–10

0.99 (0.72–1.36)

0.94

≤ 5

1.10 (0.77–1.57)

0.60

Previous treatment for infertility

No

1.0 (ref.)

Yes

1.22 (0.93–1.58)

0.15

Causes of infertility

Unexplained

1.0 (ref.)

Female factor

1.38 (0.89–2.14)

0.14

Male factor

0.87 (0.59–1.29)

0.51

Both

0.70 (0.39–1.24)

0.22


Rashidi et al. BMC Health Services Research 2008 8:186   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-186

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