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Table 4 Comparison of the median and interquartile range of the overactive bladder symptom bother and health-related quality of life scores

From: Prevalence of overactive bladder symptoms and their impact on health-related quality of life of medical and dentistry students: a multicenter cross-sectional study

Variable n % OAB scores HRQoL scores
Median [Q1, Q3] p value Median [Q1, Q3] p value
University*
 University 1 250 62.2 54.1 [44.8, 81.9] 0.181 94.4 [90.4, 94.4] 0.362
 University 2 114 28.4 54.1 [44.8, 91.1] 94.4 [86.5, 94.4]
 University 3 38 9.5 63.3 [44.8, 91.1] 94.4 [80.6, 94.4]
Discipline
 Medicine 350 87.1 54.1 [44.8, 81.9] 0.003 94.4 [90.4, 94.4] 0.003
 Dentistry 52 12.9 72.6 [44.8, 116.6] 93.4 [73.6, 94.4]
Academic stage
 Basic stage (1st–3rd year) 197 49.0 54.1 [44.8, 81.9] 0.195 94.4 [88.4, 94.4] 0.329
 Clinical stage (4th–6th year) 205 51.0 54.1 [35.6, 81.9] 94.4 [90.4, 94.4]
Gender
 Male 126 31.3 54.1 [35.6, 72.6] 0.009 94.4 [94.4, 94.4] 0.001
 Female 276 68.7 54.1 [44.8, 91.1] 94.4 [88.4, 94.4]
Age (years)
 < 21 174 43.3 54.1 [44.8, 84.2] 0.213 94.4 [88.4, 94.4] 0.494
 ≥ 21 228 56.7 54.1 [44.8, 81.9] 94.4 [90.4, 94.4]
Body mass index
 < 24.9 271 67.4 54.1 [44.8, 81.9] 0.994 94.4 [90.4, 94.4] 0.995
 ≥ 24.9 131 32.6 54.1 [44.8, 81.9] 94.4 [88.4, 94.4]
Presence of chronic disease
 No 378 94.0 54.1 [44.8, 81.9] 0.018 94.4 [90.4, 94.4] 0.067
 Yes 24 6.0 81.9 [44.8, 135.1] 94.4 [66.3, 94.4]
History of surgery
 Yes 78 19.4 54.1 [44.8, 91.1] 0.531 94.4 [88.4, 94.4] 0.832
 No 324 80.6 54.1 [44.8, 81.9] 94.4 [90.4, 94.4]
History of trauma
 Yes 8 2.0 63.3 [44.8, 93.4] 0.666 92.4 [71.7, 94.4] 0.328
 No 394 98.0 54.1 [44.8, 81.9] 94.4 [89.9, 94.4]
Employment
 Yes 14 3.5 44.8 [35.6, 56.4] 0.092 94.4 [93.4, 94.4] 0.291
 No 388 96.5 54.1 [44.8, 81.9] 94.4 [88.4, 94.4]
Smoking
 Yes 65 16.2 63.3 [44.8, 91.1] 0.494 94.4 [88.4, 94.4] 0.758
 No 337 83.8 54.1 [44.8, 81.9] 94.4 [89.4, 94.4]
Self-rated satisfaction with academic achievement
 Not satisfied 82 20.4 54.1 [44.8, 81.9] 0.704 94.4 [89.9, 94.4] 0.866
 Satisfied 320 79.6 54.1 [44.8, 81.9] 94.4 [88.4, 94.4]
Self-rated stress
 Low stress 255 63.4 54.1 [35.6, 72.6] 0.003 94.4 [92.4, 94.4] 0.001
 High stress 147 36.6 63.3 [44.8, 100.4] 94.4 [84.5, 94.4]
Number of study hours/day
 < 5 177 44.0 54.1 [40.2, 81.9] 0.056 94.4 [92.4, 94.4] 0.028
 ≥ 5 225 56.0 54.1 [44.8, 91.1] 94.4 [88.4, 94.4]
Self-rated satisfaction with the financial status
 Not satisfied 149 37.1 54.1 [44.8, 86.5] 0.259 94.4 [86.5, 94.4] 0.099
 Satisfied 253 62.9 54.1 [44.8, 81.9] 94.4 [90.4, 94.4]
Self-rated satisfaction with the social life
 Not satisfied 125 31.1 63.3 [44.8, 91.1] 0.009 94.4 [86.5, 94.4] 0.038
 Satisfied 277 68.9 54.1 [44.8, 81.9] 94.4 [90.4, 94.4]
  1. *1, 2, and 3 denotes the largest universities in Palestine in terms of number of students, HRQoL: Health-related quality of life, Q1: Lower quartile, Q3: Upper quartile, OAB: Overactive bladder