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Table 3 Statistically significant direct and indirect pathways of the association between socio-demographic, sleep quality, eating behaviors, health related quality of life and obesity among women using path analysis

From: Factors associated with health-related quality of life in women using path analyses: mediation effect of the adiposity traits

Model path Standardized estimate SE P 95% CI
Direct effects     
Obesity → MCS 0.608 0.258 0.018 (0.10, 1.11)
PSQI → MCS − 0.240 0.113 0.034 (− 0.46, − 0.02)
Age → Obesity − 0.065 0.031 0.036 (− 0.13, − 0.01)
Education → Obesity 0.870 0.370 0.019 (0.15, 1.59)
Indirect effects     
Age → MCS − 0.040 0.021 0.049 (− 0.08, − 0.01)
Education → MCS 0.529 0.264 0.045 (0.01, 1.05)
Age → PCS − 0.065 0.031 0.036 (− 0.13, − 0.01)
Education → PCS 0.870 0.370 0.019 (0.15, 1.59)
  1. CI, confidence interval; MCS, mental component score; PSQI, Pittsburgh sleep quality index; PCS, physical component score; SE; standard error of the estimate
  2. All standardized path coefficients shown were significant (P < 0.05)