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Table 3 Lifestyle and behavioral factors associated with female sexual function in preconception women from the S-PRESTO study

From: Fecundability in reproductive aged women at risk of sexual dysfunction and associated risk factors: a prospective preconception cohort study

  Low FSF (FSFI-6 scores ≤22) FSFI-6 scores (continuous)
Factors n (%) OR (95% CI)a OR (95% CI)b mean (SD) β (95% CI)a β (95% CI)b
Physical activity level
 Inactive 69 (22.8) Reference Reference 21.08 (3.54) Reference Reference
 Minimally active 154 (51.0) 0.72 (0.43, 1.19) 0.76 (0.46, 1.26) 21.40 (3.32) 0.51 (−0.23, 1.24) 0.45 (− 0.28, 1.18)
 Active 79 (26.2) 0.53 (0.31, 0.92) 0.54 (0.31, 0.93) 22.05 (3.43) 0.87 (0.07, 1.67) 0.87 (0.07, 1.67)
Body mass index      
  < 18.5 kg/m2 35 (11.6) 1.51 (0.74, 3.11) 1.50 (0.73, 3.07) 20.40 (3.75) −0.70 (−1.70, 0.31) −0.68 (− 1.68, 0.32)
 18.5–22.9 kg/m2 152 (50.3) Reference Reference 21.13 (3.30) Reference Reference
 23–27.4 kg/m2 67 (22.2) 0.71 (0.44, 1.15) 0.71 (0.44, 1.15) 21.83 (3.57) 0.45 (−0.28, 1.18) 0.45 (−0.28, 1.18)
  ≥ 27.5 kg/m2 48 (15.9) 0.52 (0.29, 0.90) 0.57 (0.33, 0.98) 22.71 (2.84) 1.17 (0.34, 2.01) 1.08 (0.25, 1.91)
Probable depression
 No 250 (82.8) Reference 21.69 (3.38) Reference
 Yes 52 (17.2) 4.84 (2.32, 10.13) 20.12 (3.67) −1.92 (−2.81, −1.03)
Probable anxiety
 No 224 (74.2) Reference 21.78 (3.28)   Reference
 Yes 78 (25.8) 2.72 (1.61, 4.59) 20.45 (3.78) −1.65 (−2.36, −0.95)
  1. Associated factors of low FSF (based on FSFI-6 scores ≤22) and total FSFI-6 score (continuous variable) were examined using multivariable logistic and linear regression models, respectively, adjusting for age, ethnicity, education and parity. Probable depression and probable anxiety were not included simultaneously in the models as both variables were highly correlated. Among these women, only three women reported taking anti-depressant and/or anti-anxiety medications. CI confidence interval; FSF female sexual function; FSFI-6 6-item Female Sexual Function Index; OR odds ratio; SD standard deviation; S-PRESTO Singapore PREconception Study of long-Term maternal and child Outcomes.
  2. aModel includes physical activity, body mass index and probable depression, but without probable anxiety
  3. bModel includes physical activity, body mass index and probable anxiety, but without probable depression