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Table 4 Multivariate linear regression analysis with SF-36v2 domains’ scores as dependent variables

From: Determinants of health- related quality of life (HRQoL) among deaf and hard of hearing adults in Greece: a cross-sectional study

  b coefficient (95% CI) P-value
Physical Functioning
 BMI −0.58 (− 0.76 to − 0.40) < 0.001
 Hearing compared to deaf 2.06 (0.29 to 3.83) 0.023
 Educational level 1.05 (0.53 to 1.58) < 0.001
 Physical Activity (hours per week) 1.09 (0.73 to 1.44) < 0.001
 Alcohol consumption (units of alcohol per week) −0.37 (−0.69 to − 0.05) 0.023
Role Physical
 BMI −0.40 (− 0.62 to − 0.19) < 0.001
 Hearing compared to deaf 9.52 (6.95 to 12.09) < 0.001
 Hard of hearing compared to deaf 4.51 (1.86 to 7.17) 0.001
 Educational level 0.88 (0.23 to 1.52) 0.008
 Alcohol consumption (units of alcohol per week) −0.45 (−0.84 to − 0.05) 0.027
Bodily Pain
 Hearing compared to deaf 3.18 (0.31 to 6.05) 0.03
 Alcohol consumption (units of alcohol per week) −0.78 (− 1.30 to − 0.26) 0.004
General Health
 BMI −0.44 (− 0.71 to − 0.16) 0.002
 Educational level 0.91 (0.11 to 1.70) 0.024
 Physical Activity (hours per week) −0.96 (−1.44 to − 0.48) < 0.001
 Alcohol consumption (units of alcohol per week) 1.05 (0.49 to 1.61) < 0.001
Vitality
 BMI −0.40 (− 0.70 to − 0.10) 0.009
 Hearing compared to deaf 7.86 (4.48 to 11.22) < 0.001
 Hard of hearing compared to deaf 7.45 (3.86 to 11.09) < 0.001
 Alcohol consumption (units of alcohol per week) −0.55 (−1.08 to − 0.03) 0.039
Social Functioning
 BMI −0.52 (− 0.78 to − 0.26) < 0.001
 Hearing compared to deaf 7.45 (4.50 to 10.40) < 0.001
 Hard of hearing compared to deaf 5.54 (2.37 to 8.72) 0.001
 Educational level 0.78 (0.03 to 1.54) 0.043
Role Emotional
 BMI −0.32 (−0.58 to − 0.05) 0.022
 Hearing compared to deaf 9.04 (5.99 to 12.10) < 0.001
 Hard of hearing compared to deaf 6.80 (3.52 to 10.07) < 0.001
 Alcohol consumption (units of alcohol per week) −0.60 (−1.08 to − 0.13) 0.013
 Physical Activity (hours per week) 0.55 (0.01 to 1.09) 0.046
Mental Health
 BMI −0.54 (− 0.86 to − 0.22) 0.001
 Hearing compared to deaf 4.79 (1.24 to 8.34) 0.008
 Hard of hearing compared to deaf 5.02 (1.20 to 8.84) 0.010
 Alcohol consumption (units of alcohol per week) −0.97 (−1.53 to − 0.41) 0.001
  b coefficient (95% CI) Test (p-value)
Physical Health Component Summary Score
 BMI −0.39 (− 0.57 to − 0.21) < 0.001
 Hearing compared to deaf 3.87 (2.05 to 5.68) < 0.001
 Educational level 1.07 (0.54 to1.59) < 0.001
 Alcohol consumption (units of alcohol per week) −0.51 (− 0.83 to 0.18) 0.002
 Physical Activity (hours per week) 0.64 (0.28 to 0.99) 0.001
 Number of family members per household −0.74 (−1.39 to − 0.09) 0.026
Mental Health Component Summary Score
 BMI −0.43 (− 0.73 to 0.12) 0.006
 Hearing compared to deaf 7.62 (4.21 to 11.02) < 0.001
 Hard of hearing compared to deaf 7.52 (3.86 to 11.17) < 0.001
 Alcohol consumption (units of alcohol per week) −0.70 (−1.24 to − 0.17) 0.010