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Table 4 Generalized Estimating Equation (GEE) models for factors influencing changes in physical and mental health component scores (n = 65)

From: Changes in health-related quality of life and the associated factors among Myanmar migrants with tuberculosis: a cohort study

Category Sub-category PCS MCS
β SE p-value β SE p-value
Intercept   56.8 2.1 < 0.001 60.2 2.8 < 0.001
Visit T1 Ref Ref
T2 4.6 1.1 < 0.001 6.1 1.3 < 0.001
T3 6.1 1.2 < 0.001 6.3 1.5 < 0.001
Ethnicity Karen Ref Ref
Burmese 3.0 1.3 0.020 4.0 1.5 0.007
Mon 1.0 4.1 0.816 3.2 2.6 0.222
Othera 4.0 1.6 0.014 5.7 1.9 0.003
Type of household Living alone Ref Ref
Living with family −2.9 1.1 0.007 −3.7 1.4 0.007
Living with others 1.8 1.7 0.297 2.1 2.2 0.346
Number of initial TB Symptoms 0 Ref Ref
1 −5.5 1.9 0.004 −8.9 2.2 < 0.001
2 −2.9 1.6 0.081 −7.3 2.3 0.001
3 −1.9 1.5 0.202 −4.9 2.1 0.016
4+ −1.5 1.5 0.310 −6.4 2.1 0.003
Type of healthcare sought Passive case finding Ref Ref
Active case finding −1.0 2.0 0.623 − 6.4 2.7 0.017
Medical Checkup 3.2 1.5 0.038 0.9 2.0 0.664
Type of TB care OPD Ref
Residential 2.5 1.2 0.032
  1. PCS physical component score; MCS mental component score; β beta coefficient; SE standard error; T1 measurement at the end of month 2; T2 measurement at the end of month 4; T3 measurement at the end of month 6; OPD out-patient department
  2. a Other refers to Rakhine, Chinese, Naga, Pa Oh and Gaw Rakhar