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Table 4 Probability of long-term impaired health-status amongst Q-fever patients older than 50 years (n = 277)

From: The health status of Q-fever patients after long-term follow-up

Domain Symptoms          Functional impairment
Sub-domain Subjective symptoms N = 247 Dyspnoea emotions N = 166 Fatigue N = 201 Behavioural impairment N = 269
Factor N OR (95% CI ) P value N OR (95% CI ) P value N OR (95% CI ) P value N OR (95% CI) P value
Hospitalised 58 1.9 (1.1-3.6) 0.026 40 1.9 (0.9-3.8) 0.080 41 1.7 (0.8-3.4) 0.154 62 2.8 (1.5-5.1) 0.001
Diabetes 21 1.1 (0.4-2.6) 0.895 16 0.9 (0.3-2.7) 0.902 16 1.7 (0.6-4.9) 0.365 25 2.4 (0.9-5.9) 0.062
Heart disease 32 2.3 (1.1-5.2) 0.035 17 3.3 (1.1-9.3) 0.027 22 1.6 (0.6-4.2) 0.305 34 3.2 (1.4-7.3) 0.007
Lung disease 17 5.3 (1.5-18.7) 0.010 10 2.9 (0.8-10.3) 0.100 12 4.3 (0.9-19.8) 0.064 18 4.9 (1.4-17.5) 0.012
Arthritis 10 9.2 (1.2-73.9) 0.036 5 2.4 (0.4-14.9) 0.341 7 4.5 (0.5-38.4) 0.165 12 4.5 (0.9-21.0) 0.054
Depression 10 2.3 (0.6-9.2) 0.232 5 6.6 (0.7-60.6) 0.094 9 1.5 (0.4-6.1) 0.589 10 3.6 (0.7-17.1) 0.112
Domain Functional impairment Quality of Life (QoL)         
Sub-domain Subjective impairment N = 241 General QoL N = 234 Health related QoL N = 263 Satisfaction relations N = 245
Factor N OR (95% CI) P value N OR (95% CI) P value N OR (95% CI) P value N OR (95% CI) P value
Hospitalised 52 1.4 (0.7-2.7) 0.274 47 0.9 (0.5-1.8) 0.894 47 2.3 (1.3-4.0) 0.005 56 1.3 (0.7-2.4) 0.343
Diabetes 23 1.3 (0.5-3.2) 0.570 18 0.6 (0.2-1.6) 0.298 18 1.2 (0.5-2.8) 0.626 24 0.8 (0.3-2.0) 0.649
Heart disease 30 2.7 (1.2-5.9) 0.011 25 1.4 (0.6-3.1) 0.469 25 2.6 (1.2-5.5) 0.014 33 1.8 (0.4-1.9) 0.692
Lung disease 16 13.3 (3.7-47.9) 0.000 13 0.9 (0.3-2.7) 0.869 13 2.1 (0.8-5.7) 0.128 15 2.1 (0.7-5.8) 0.159
Arthritis 11 12.1 (2.5-57.4) 0.002 7 1.6 (0.4-7.5) 0.522 7 7.0 (1.5-32.8) 0.013 11 1.1 (0.3-4.0) 0.827
Depression 9 1.9 (0.5-7.5) 0.329 8 9.0 (1.1-74.7) 0.041 8 3.1 (0.8-12.6) 0.100 10 8.7 (1.8-42.2) 0.007
  1. Logistic regression modelling. In all determinants "no" was the reference. Smoking and education-level were not included due to overall insignificant results.