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Table 4 Prognostic factors for good health estimated by the SF36 subscales Role Function, Physical Function, Vitality and Social Function 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

  RF n = 71
≥ 84a
PF n = 70
≥ 86a
VT n = 70
≥ 68a
SF n = 70
≥ 88a
Predictors P-value Effect sizeb P-value Effect sizeb P-value Effect sizeb P-value Effect sizeb
Agec 0.60 1.06 (0.86–1.3) 1.0 1.0 (0.83–1.2) 0.12 1.3 (0.94–1.7) 0.078 0.12 (0.98–1.5)
Tertiary education 0.12 0.34 (0.089–1.3) 0.78 0.83 (0.22–3.1) 0.033 0.18 (0.035–0.87) 0.0051 0.12 (0.28–0.50)
Work abilityd 0.065 7.3 (0.89–59) 0.028 8.7 (1.3–61) 0.21 5.5 (0.39–80) 0.62 1.6 (0.24–11)
Living with a partner 0.016 32 (1.9–530) 0.87 1.2 (0.12–11) 0.60 0.47 (0.027–8.1) 0.031 21 (1.3–320)
Children at home 0.76 0.78 (0.16–3) 0.19 3.0 (0.59–15) 0.15 4.0 (0.61–26) 0.34 0.46 (0.91–2.3)
Depressione 0.077 0.28 (0.065–1.2) 0.021 0.20 (0.050–0.78) 0.014 0.092 (0.014–0.61) 0.11 0.31 (0.072–1.3)
MRS symptoms         
Somaticf 0.51 0.45 (0.043–4.7) 0.96 0.96 (0.15–6.2) 0.47 2.6 (0.19–36) 0.23 0.25 (0.025–2.4)
Psychologicf 0.45 0.56 (0.12–2).5) 0.88 1.1 (0.25–5.2) 1.0 0.00 (0.00-∞) 0.25 0.40 (0.085–1.9)
Urogenitalf 0.65 1.4 (0.32–6.2) 0.47 1.7 (0.42–6.6 0.64 1.5 (0.26–8.7) 0.29 0.46 (0.11–2.0)
Active interventiong 0.059 3.0 (0.85–1.04) 0.14 2.6 (0.73–9.4) 0.10 3.4 (0.78–15) 0.065 0.31(0.87–1.1)
Nagelkirke R square   0.38   0.27   0.57   0.40
Hosmer-Lemeshow test 0.63   0.47   0.91   0.80  
Area Under Curvef 0.031 0.65 (0.52–0.78) 0.015 0.68 (0.54–0.81) 0.005 0.70 (0.58–0.83) 0.000 0.82 (0.72–0.91)
Omnibus test of model 0.009   0.12   < 0.001   0.006  
  1. aCut of for norm Swedish women age 46–54 years, SF36. SF36 subscales; Role function (RF), Physical function (PF), Vitality (VT) and Social function (SF). Higher score indicated better health
  2. bEffect 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
  3. cOdds Ratio for an increase in age of 1 year between 45 and 55 years
  4. dWorking more than one hour/week
  5. eMontgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) score ≥ 7 indicating at least mild depression. Information is missing in 5 women (66/71)
  6. fMenopause 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
  7. gThe active group intervention is just as an adjustment and it is not the focus of this study