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Table 2 Linear Regression Analysis Examining Predictors of the Visual Analogue Scale (n = 150)*

From: Health status, quality of life, and satisfaction of patients awaiting multidisciplinary bariatric care

Predictor Variable Beta-coefficient P value Beta-coefficient P value
(Univariable) (Multivariable)
Age (years) -0.08 0.68 0.11 0.52
Female sex 13.4 0.03 8.34 0.16
Body mass index (kg/m2) -0.57 0.008 -0.42 0.03
Time on Waitlist (days) -0.01 0.32   
Smoker (former or current) 10.3 0.03   
Married or common law (vs. all other categories) -2.9 0.42   
Post-secondary graduate (vs. all other education levels) 4.7 0.24   
Low income, ≤$30, 000 (vs. all other income categories) -3.45 0.47   
Employed full or part-time (vs. all other categories) 17.7 <0.0001 13.7 0.0003
Type 2 diabetes -3.6 0.34   
Hypertension -5.3 0.17   
Dyslipidemia -2.7 0.51   
Coronary artery disease -6.4 0.48   
Sleep apnea -12.9 0.0009 -6.55 0.095
Gastroesophageal reflux -7.2 0.05   
Osteoarthritis -9.4 0.02   
Polycystic ovarian syndrome 1.78 0.74   
Hypothyroidism -0.37 0.93   
Depression -12.18 0.0009 -10.28 0.003
Fibromyalgia -8.73 0.12   
Anxiety -6.54 0.07   
  1. *Predictor variables with p values < 0.2 were candidates for final model. Age, BMI and sex are forced in final model, which was constructed using a backward selection procedure.