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Table 3 Association between QOL and demographic parameters

From: A cross-sectional study of quality of life in a cohort of enteral ostomy patients presenting to a tertiary care hospital in a developing country in South Asia

  N Mean Standard deviation p value
Overall QOL with sex
 Male 30 51.1890 12.79 0.51
 Female 13 57.4254 11.75
Overall QOL with age
 Age <60 31 52.5361 13.37 0.660
 Age >60 12 54.4650 11.12
Overall QOL with ethnicity
 Sinhala 27 53.72 11.82 0.892
 Tamil 9 51.37 16.63
 Muslim 7 52.72 12.00
Overall QOL with employment status
 Employed 16 54.0694 11.61 0.69
 Unemployed 27 52.4848 13.45
Overall QOL with income
 Comfortable income 7 57.2757 6.54 0.46
 Other 33 53.3782 13.42
Family and social relationships scores with income
 Comfortable income 7 3.3810 0.4879 0.027
 Other 33 2.7677 1.0257
Overall QOL with marital status
 Married 29 52.7945 13.60 0.41
 Others 14 53.6543 10.97
Overall QOL with education
 Less than O/L 33 53.12 13.60 0.96
 O/L or above 10 52.90 9.58
Overall QOL with BMI
 High BMI 25 52.2516 11.76 0.53
 Low or normal BMI 17 54.7576 14.37
  1. O/L ordinary level examinations