Table 2

Baseline scores of health-related quality of life (measured by SF-36) and psychosocial factors (depression and anxiety measured by BSI-18, perceived stress measured by the Perceived Stress Scale, social support measured by MOS Social Support Survey), stratified by subgroups

Health-related quality of life (SF-36)

Psychosocial variables

N

PF

RPc

BP

GH

VT

SF

REd

MH

DEP

ANX

PSS

SS


Demographics

Age

< 57 yrs

210

87.5

86.7

76.7

57.2

56.1

88.8

84.0

77.6

49.0

44.6

3.72*

79.2

≥ 57 yrs

228

86.3

79.5

78.1

56.5

60.3

90.4

87.3

79.6

48.1

44.2

3.09*

82.7

Ethnicity

Non-Hispanic white

372

86.8

83.9

78.1

56.6

58.5

90.1

86.2

78.9

48.4

44.2

3.30

81.4

Others

66

87.4

77.7

73.9

58.2

57.2

87.1

83.1

76.9

49.6

45.4

3.89

78.9

Education

No college degree

152

86.8

83.3

76.9

57.3

58.5

87.6

83.1

78.2

48.3

44.5

3.64

79.9

College degree

286

86.9

82.8

77.7

56.6

58.2

90.7

87.1

78.8

48.7

44.4

3.26

81.6

Employment a

Employed

344

87.2

83.4

77.0

56.7

57.7

88.7*

85.5

77.9

48.7

44.7

3.54

80.1

Unemployed

33

84.1

81.8

79.2

56.1

54.8

93.6*

85.9

79.6

47.7

44.1

2.91

83.8

Marital status b

No partner

159

86.3

84.7

79.2

56.5

59.1

89.9

85.4

77.8

49.4

44.2

3.50

72.4

Married or with partner

278

87.2

81.9

76.4

57.0

57.8

89.5

85.8

79.1

48.0

44.6

3.33

86.0

Anthropometrics

Overweight

209

89.7

86.3*

79.0

56.8

59.7

90.7

86.7

78.6

48.0

44.2

3.19

82.1

Obese

229

84.3

79.9*

76.1

56.9

57.0

88.6

84.8

78.7

49.0

44.6

3.58

80.0

Antidepressants/anxiolyticsuse

No

289

88.1

83.5

79.2

57.3

60.5

90.5

88.4

80.0

47.5

43.8

3.26

81.2

Yes

149

84.5

81.9

74.1

56.0

54.1

88.0

80.5

76.1

50.6

45.6

3.66

80.6


*p < 0.05, †p < 0.01 comparing differences between subgroups

a baseline employment (n = 377), b marital status (n = 437), c Role-physical (n = 437), d Role-emotional (n = 436)

PF: physical functioning, RP: role-physical, BP: bodily pain, GH: general health, VT: vitality, SF: social functioning, RE: role-emotional, MH: mental health, DEP: depression, ANX: anxiety, PSS: perceived stress scale, SS: social support

Imayama et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011 8:118   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-118

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