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Table 4 Generalised linear models to identify variables associated with cost variations.

From: The hidden cost of chronic fatigue to patients and their families

  Health care costs (R2 = 0.08) Service costs (R2 = 0.28) Total Costs (R2 = 0.28)
Variable Coef p Coef p Coef p
Age (years) 0.001 0.763 -0.002 0.743 -0.004 0.551
Male (1 = yes, 0 = no) -0.134 0.363 -0.508 0.015 -0.024 0.907
Dependants (1 = yes, 0 = no) -0.235 0.083 0.297 0.121 0.078 0.674
Living alone (1 = yes, 0 = no) -0.101 0.548 -0.542 0.017 0.015 0.945
Duration of fatigue (month) -0.001 0.246 0.000 0.923 0.001 0.178
Physical attribution of fatigue (1 = yes, 0 = no) -0.079 0.522 0.047 0.800 -0.078 0.668
Chronic fatigue score 0.008 0.598 0.038 0.111 0.056 0.016
Depression score 0.016 0.476 -0.024 0.453 0.031 0.300
Anxiety score 0.011 0.469 0.021 0.360 0.018 0.418
Functional impairment (WASA) 0.022 0.022 0.062 <0.001 0.060 <0.001
  1. Service Costs are equal to Health care costs plus informal care costs. Total costs include service costs and production costs.