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Table 3 Multivariate modeling of the impact of infertility over different dimensions of life quality using GEE method

From: An investigation of the effects of infertility on Women’s quality of life: a case-control study

Variable Model Category Estimated Regression Coefficient Std. error 95% Confidence Interval P-Value
Physical Health Model 1a Fertile Referent    
Infertile −4.08 0.683 −5.418, −2.743 < 0.001
Model 2b Fertile Referent    
Infertile −3.57 0.699 −4.941, −2.201 < 0.001
Mental Health Model 1a Fertile Referent    
Infertile −16.96 1.037 −18.992, −14.928 <  0.001
Model 2b Fertile Referent    
Infertile −15.95 1.043 −17.990, −13.903 < 0.001
Environmental Health Model 1a Fertile Referent    
Infertile −0.60 0.838 −2.238, 1.046 0.477
Model 2b Fertile Referent    
Infertile −0.39 0.837 −2.032, 1.249 0.460
Social Health Model 1a Fertile Referent    
Infertile 21.10 1.479 18.198, 23.994 < 0.001
Model 2b Fertile Referent    
Infertile 19.99 1.487 17.074, 22.903 < 0.001
The Total Score of Quality of Life Model 1a Fertile Referent    
Infertile 22.75 2.653 17.546, 27.946 < 0.001
Model 2b Fertile Referent    
Infertile 21.63 2.681 16.373, 26.881 < 0.001
  1. a Not adjusted for confounding variables
  2. b Adjusted for confounding variables