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Table 3 Key predictors of health related quality of life of preterm born children (N = 379)

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

Variable Subscales of health related quality of lifea
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII
Development status −0.151 −0.021 − 0.071 0.089 − 0.092 −0.103 − 0.142 −0.204 − 0.040 −0.106 − 0.159 0.112
Acute complications at birth −0.078 0.053 −0.074 −0.125 − 0.002 −0.020 − 0.059 −0.012 − 0.010 0.045 − 0.045 −0.183
Chronic ill health 0.131 0.121 0.096 −0.232 −0.044 − 0.098 −0.076 − 0.175 −0.178 − 0.250 −0.055 − 0.88
Z score of the BMI 0.037 0.140 0.028 0.076 −0.028 −0.051 0.070 0.045 0.001 −0.012 −0.009 − 0.046
Birth weight 0.029 0.039 0.079 −0.139 −0.068 0.046 0.064 −0.029 −0.094 − 0.046 0.043 − 0.037
Socio economic status −0.103 − 0.106 −0.076 0.004 −0.114 − 0.020 −0.013 − 0.010 0.151 − 0.055 −0.072 − 0.026
Health perception 0.120 0.050 0.043 0.078 −0.001 −0.063 0.117 −0.048 0.233 0.125 0.136 −0.017
  1. aI - Sleep wellbeing, II - General wellbeing, III - Eating behaviour, IV- Respiratory symptoms, V- Abdominal symptoms, VI - Skin, VII - Motor, VIII - Communication, IX- Social interaction, X - Aggressive behaviour, XI - Anxiety, XII- Positive emotions
  2. Bold numbers denotes a statistically significant association