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Table 2 Factors associated with sexual dysfunction

From: Sexual function in multiple sclerosis and associations with demographic, disease and lifestyle characteristics: an international cross-sectional study

Variable Category Adj OR P 95 % CI
Age   1.03 <0.001 1.01 1.04
Gender Female Ref    
Male 0.77 0.063 0.59 1.01
Marital status Married/cohabiting/ partnered Ref    
Single 0.51 <0.001 0.35 0.75
Separated/divorced/widower 0.37 <0.001 0.26 0.53
Number of children 0 Ref    
1 1.40 .058 .99 1.98
2 1.19 .262 .88 1.59
3 or more 0.72 .061 0.52 1.02
Employment Employed full or part time Ref    
Student or stay at home carer 1.17 0.380 0.83 1.65
Unemployed 0.95 0.816 0.63 1.44
Retired due to age or disability 1.54 0.005 1.14 2.10
Level of disability No or some disability Ref    
Gait/cane disability 1.29 0.053 1.00 1.67
Major mobility support 1.00 0.988 0.65 1.55
Clinically significant fatigue No Ref    
Yes 1.61 <0.001 1.26 2.05
Depression screen Negative Ref    
Positive 1.92 <0.001 1.42 2.60
Smoking status Never smoked Ref    
Previously smoked 1.08 0.506 0.86 1.35
Current smoker 1.38 0.083 0.96 1.98
Physical activity Low active Ref    
Moderate active 0.93 0.557 0.71 1.20
High active 0.91 0.509 0.69 1.20
Body mass index Normal Ref    
Underweight 0.64 0.102 0.37 1.09
Overweight 0.93 0.601 0.72 1.21
Obese 1.26 0.125 0.94 1.70
Dietary score (0–100) 0.99 0.023 0.98 1.00
Prescription anti-depressant use No Ref    
Yes 1.43 0.010 1.09 1.89
  1. N = 1720, LR CHI2(23) = 262.6, p < .001, Pseudo R-squared = .111