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Table 2 HRQoL scores in sub groups obtained from univariate analysis

From: Polycystic ovary syndrome and its impact on Iranian women’s quality of life: a population-based study

All   Emotions Body hair Weight Infertility Menstrual problems
N Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
200 3.55 ± 1.17 3.80 ± 2.05 4.32 ± 1.80 3.43 ± 1.63 3.77 ± 1.36
Age group (year) b
 18–24 60.0 3.86 ± 1.06 4.09 ± 2.02 4.69 ± 1.88 3.71 ± 1.57 4.02 ± 1.33
 25–29 67.0 3.65 ± 1.21 4.13 ± 2.21 4.66 ± 1.81 3.16 ± 1.59 3.78 ± 1.31
 30–34 45.0 3.18 ± 1.18 2.98 ± 1.79 3.66 ± 1.58 3.28 ± 1.62 3.51 ± 1.48
 35–45 28.0 3.24 ± 1.08 3.65 ± 1.81 3.76 ± 1.58 3.69 ± 1.83 3.06 ± 1.36
 p-value   0.011* 0.025* 0.003* 0.202 0.291
Marital status b
 Ever married 147.0 3.72 ± 1.13 3.18 ± 1.64 4.44 ± 1.76 3.67 ± 1.48 3.84 ± 1.46
 Never married 43.0 3.53 ± 1.17 4.07 ± 2.14 4.32 ± 1.82 3.30 ± 1.67 3.80 ± 1.31
p-value   0.291 0.007* 0.682 0.156 0.833
Residency b
 Urban 150.0 3.54 ± 1.16 3.74 ± 2.03 4.21 ± 1.79 3.44 ± 1.59 3.81 ± 1.36
 Rural 50.0 3.60 ± 1.20 3.96 ± 2.11 4.66 ± 1.81 3.39 ± 1.75 3.66 ± 1.37
 p-value   0.629 0.683 0.857 0.341 0.557
Education level a
 Primary 40.0 3.52 ± 1.14 4.45 ± 2.05 4.60 ± 1.75 3.31 ± 1.57 3.63 ± 1.26
 Secondary 63.0 3.47 ± 1.03 4.14 ± 2.20 4.06 ± 1.73 3.31 ± 1.79 3.79 ± 1.29
 Higher 97.0 3.62 ± 1.26 3.30 ± 1.84 4.38 ± 1.87 3.55 ± 1.55 3.82 ± 1.46
p-value   0.713 0.031* 0.312 0.590 0.766
Household income a
 Poor 55.0 3.39 ± 1.09 3.78 ± 2.14 4.47 ± 1.67 3.23 ± 1.66 3.72 ± 1.38
 Fair 122.0 3.60 ± 1.22 3.87 ± 2.06 4.30 ± 1.89 3.41 ± 1.61 3.74 ± 1.33
 Good 23.0 3.72 ± 1.07 3.44 ± 1.80 4.09 ± 1.68 4.01 ± 1.62 4.09 ± 1.51
 p-value   0.413 0.651 0.656 0.153 0.492
Occupation a
 Housewife 159.0 3.54 ± 1.62 3.80 ± 2.07 4.24 ± 1.83 3.44 ± 1.64 3.78 ± 1.42
 Employed 33.0 3.66 ± 1.14 3.92 ± 1.91 4.66 ± 1.71 3.52 ± 1.54 3.60 ± 1.07
 Student 8.0 3.32 ± 1.52 3.22 ± 2.27 4.62 ± 1.55 2.87 ± 1.79 4.28 ± 1.27
 p-value   0.740 0.688 0.433 0.598 0.448
BMI(kg/m2) a
 < 25 76.0 3.63 ± 1.17 3.97 ± 2.11 5.45 ± 1.61 3.30 ± 1.58 3.89 ± 1.36
 25–30 71.0 3.54 ± 1.21 3.83 ± 2.05 3.99 ± 1.69 3.36 ± 1.66 3.65 ± 1.34
 ≥ 30 53.0 3.46 ± 1.12 3.52 ± 1.99 3.17 ± 1.25 3.70 ± 1.67 3.78 ± 1.42
 p-value   0.687 0.481 < 0.001* 0.361 0.579
Hirsutism b
 Yes 144 3.47 ± 1.17 2.75 ± 1.33 5.03 ± 1.61 3.47 ± 1.62 3.72 ± 1.35
 No 56.0 3.74 ± 1.14 6.48 ± 0.66 4.25 ± 1.80 3.32 ± 1.67 3.91 ± 1.39
 p-value   0.727 < 0.001* 0.121 0.667 0.541
History of infertility b
 Yes 93.0 3.53 ± 1.14 3.36 ± 1.09 4.22 ± 1.75 2.85 ± 1.39 3.86 ± 1.27
 No 54.0 3.44 ± 1.25 3.40 ± 2.08 4.35 ± 1.96 4.28 ± 1.77 3.62 ± 1.40
p-value   0.642 < 0.001* 0.693 < 0.001* 0.297
Menstrual Irregularity b
 Yes 53.0 3.40 ± 1.16 3.77 ± 2.09 4.16 ± 1.82 3.41 ± 1.66 3.52 ± 1.26
 No 147.0 3.97 ± 1.09 3.86 ± 1.96 4.78 ± 1.70 4.46 ± 1.54 4.46 ± 1.41
 p-value   < 0.001* 0.792 0.034 0.857 < 0.001*
  1. a derived from ANOVA
  2. b derived from t test
  3. * p < 0.05