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Table 3 Predictors for good health, workability and presence of hypertension at 6 year follow-up

From: Prognostic factors for future mental, physical and urogenital health and work ability in women, 45–55 years: a six-year prospective longitudinal cohort study

  Mental Healtha Physical Healtha Work ability Hypertensionb
(n = 69) MCS
SF36
≥ 50
(n = 69) PCS SF36
≥ 50b
(n = 71) (n = 71)
Predictors p-value Effect sizec p-value Effect sizec p-value Effect sizec p-value Effect sizec
Aged 0.0056 1.5 (1.1–1.9) 0.67 0.96 (0.78–1.2) 0.46 1.1 (0.83–1.5) 0.13 1.2 (0.96–1.4)
Tertiary education 0.019 0.16 (0.034–0.74) 0.54 0.65 (0.17–2.6) 0.73 0.71 (0.10–4.8) 0.53 1.3 (0.40–4.4)
Work abilitye 0.66 0.60 (0.061–5.8) 0.017 21 (1.7–250) 0.0025 51 (4.0–670) 0.023 0.12 (0.018–0.85)
Living with a partner 0.12 9.4 (0.56–160) 0.75 1.5 (0.13–17) 1.0 0.00 (0.00-.∞) 0.80 1.1 (0.10–13)
Children at home 0.61 1.6 (0.28–8.3) 0.41 2.0 (0.39–11) 0.47 2.5 (0.22–28) 0.26 0.51 (0.11–2.4)
Depressionf 0.027 0.15 (0.027–0.81) 0.012 0.16 (0.037–0.67) 0.50 2.2(0.22–22) 0.88 1.1 (0.30–4.3)
MRS
 Somaticg 0.95 1.1 (0.090–13) 1.0 1.0 (0.12–8.4) 0.44 0.34 (0.22–5.3) 0.57 0.55 (0.071–4.2)
 Psychologicg 0.0069 0.035 (0.0032–0.40) 0.93 1.1 (0.23–5.1) 0.065 0.11 (0.011–1.1) 0.27 2.0 (0.45–9.2)
 Urogenitalg 0.47 1.9 (0.34–10) 0.71 1.3 (0.32–5.3) 0.32 4.1 (0.26–12) 0.84 0.96 (0.25–3.7)
Active interventionh 0.66 0.74 (0.19–2.8) 0.99 1.0 (0.29–3.4) 0.54 1.8 (0.27–12) 0.26 2.0 (0.61–6.3)
Nagelkirke R square   0.53   0.36   0.49   0.26
Hosmer-Lemeshow test 0.88   0.35   0.29   0.49  
Area Under Curveg < 0.001 0.87 (0.78–0.95) < 0.001 0.81 (0.70–0.91) < 0.001 0.87 (0.77–0.98) < 0.001 0.76 (0.64–0.87)
Omnibus test of model 0.00006   0.019   0.0005   0.12  
  1. aCut of norm for Swedish women 45–54 years, SF36
  2. bThe part of the women stated having hypertension
  3. cEffect size is Odds Ratio and (95% CI) for all predictors. First figure is p-value, second figure is predicted probability and CI, the odds ratio increase in score value
  4. dOdds Ratio for an increase in age of 1 year between 45 and 55 years
  5. eWorking at least one hour/week
  6. fMontgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) score ≥ 7 indicating at least mild depression. Information is missing in 5 women (66/71)
  7. gMenopause Rating Scale and total Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) scoring. Somatic symptoms - hot flushes, heart discomfort, sleeping problems and muscle and joint problems; Psychological symptoms - depressive mood, irritability, anxiety and physical and mental exhaustion; Urogenital symptoms - sexual problems, bladder problems and vaginal dryness. Higher score indicates more severe symptoms
  8. hThe active group intervention is just as an adjustment and it is not the focus of this study