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Table 4 Factors examined for association with a change in mental component summary score of SF36 (MCS): results of multivariate analysis, n = 78

From: Changes in health-related quality of life following imprisonment in 92 women in England: a three month follow-up study

Predictor Coefficient B 95% confidence interval for B P value
MCS on entry into prison -0.44 -0.65 to -0.22 <0.001
Left school aged 16 years or less 0.12 -6.63 to 6.87 0.92
Unemployed before coming into prison 3.52 -3.04 to 10.07 0.29
Has been in prison before 3.11 -3.26 to 9.49 0.33
Intravenous drug use in week prior to imprisonment 5.28 -4.50 to 15.06 0.29
Longstanding illness before prison -3.93 -12.72 to 4.86 0.38