Table 4

Association between demographics, medical factors and health-related quality of life in multivariate a logistic regression model containing NYHA instead of symptoms

Initial step OR (95%CI)Final step OR (95%CI)
Age0.99 (0.96 to 1.02)
Physical activity >3 h/week2.42 (0.98 to 6.00)2.27 (1.07 to 4.84)
Smoker0.48 (0.16 to 1.45)
NYHA I6.39 (2.70 to 15.16)7.28 (3.29 to 16.12)
Normal or slightly reduced right ventricular function1.47 (0.50 to 4.27)
Cardiovascular medication yes0.60 (0.27 to 1.33)
  • Normal or slightly reduced right ventricular function in contrast to moderately or severely reduced right ventricular function.

  • NYHA, New York Heart Association functional class.