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Table 2 Comparison of subscale scores of health related quality of life among preterm and term born children

From: Health related quality of life of preterm born children at three years in a sub urban district in Sri Lanka: a retrospective cohort study

Dimension of health Subscale Preterm born children (N-379) Term born children (N = 378) Mean Difference 95% CI for the mean difference Standardized Beta coefficient
Mean SD Mean SD   
Physical Sleep wellbeing 89.1 17.2 94.1 12.6 5.0b 2.8–7.1 −0.104 c
General wellbeing 90.3 10.6 93.2 8.3 2.9 b 1.6–4.3 − 0.101 c
Eating behaviour 82.6 22.2 87.2 16.4 4.6 b 1.8–7.4 −0.085
Respiratory symptoms 90.8 18.3 88.8 20.2 −2.0 −4.7 - 0.8 0.036
Abdominal symptoms 89.7 15.3 93.2 10.9 3.5 b 1.5–5.3 −0.196 c
Skin symptoms 95.1 14.2 97.3 11.7 2.2 b 0.4–4.0 −0.053
Motor functions 98.8 6.63 99.7 1.5 −0.9 b 0.2–1.6 0.030
Cognitive Communication functions 96.4 10.9 98.6 3.9 2.2 b 1.0–3.4 −0.053
Behavioural Social interaction 63.5 23.9 62.3 23.0 −1.3 −4.6-2.1 −0.014
Aggressive behaviour 46.3 34.0 45.8 34.8 −0.5 −5.4-4.4 −0.032
Emotional Anxietya 77.8 14.4 77.9 14.8 0.1 − 1.9-2.2 0.059
Positive emotionsa 99.2 5.8 99.3 5.0 0.1 −0.7-0.8 −0.081
  1. aHad 2 missing responses for the preterm group
  2. bp < 0.05 in bivariate analysis using independent t test
  3. cp < 0.05 in multivariate analysis