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Self-Rated Health as a Predictor of Death after Two Years: The Importance of Physical and Mental Wellbeing Postintensive Care

Table 3

Summary of 4 Cox-regression analyses of self-reported predictors of 2-year mortality. The multivariable analyses adjusted for age, estimated glomerular filtration rate, acute physiological and chronic health evaluation II score, septic shock, Charlson comorbidity index, mechanical ventilation, gender, and reason for admission. See Table 2 for definition of cutpoints. health question in SF-36. Transition question in SF-36. PCS: Physical component summary. MCS: Mental Component Summary.

Risk variableUnivariable hazard ratio
(CI 95%)
Univariable valueMultivariable hazard ratio
(CI 95%)
Multivariable value

Question: “In general, would you say your health is?”“Fair/Poor” versus “Excellent/Very good/Good”1.9 (1.2–3.1)0.0111.8 (1.1–3.0)0.020

Question: “Compared to one year ago how would you rate your health in general now?”“Somewhat worse/Much worse” versus “Somewhat better/Much better/The same”1.5 (0.9–2.4)0.131.6 (1.0–2.7)0.057

PCS (low quartile group versus other quartiles)2.7 (1.6–4.5)0.0002.9 (1.7–5.0)0.000

MCS (low quartile group versus other quartiles)1.6 (0.9–2.8)0.091.9 (1.1–3.4)0.027

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