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Table 2 Effects of actual distance and perceived proximity to BS and psychological components on NSPS

From: Non-specific physical symptoms in relation to actual and perceived proximity to mobile phone base stations and powerlines

     Beta estimate (95% CI)*   
   Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4 Model 5
Fixed effects       
   log Actual distance to BS   -0.02 (-0.35 - 0.34) -0.004 (-0.33 - 0.32) 0.14 (-0.19 - 0.45) 0.28 (-0.05 - 0.6) 0.25 (-0.037 - 0.57)
   Female Gender    1.46 (1.05 - 1.87) 1.48 (1.09 - 1.9) 1.46 (1.04 - 1.85) 0.97 (0.57 - 1.36)
   Age    -0.04 (-0.20 - 0.12) -0.07 (-0.25 - 0.08) -0.10 (-0.27 - 0.06) -0.06 (-0.22 - 0.09)
   Education    -1.91 (-2.6 - -1.27) -1.93 (-2.59 - -1.29) -1.76 (-2.4 - -1.05) -1.44 (-2.07 - -0.82)
   Occupational status (Work Incapacity)    4.54 (3.44 - 5.65) 4.48 (3.39 - 5.6) 4.33 (3.23 - 5.44) 3.8 (2.72 - 4.9)
(< 20 hours/week)    -1.02 (-1.93 - -0.16) - -1.05 (-1.97 - -0.20) - -0.94 (-1.84 - -0.07) - -1 (-1.85 - -0.17) -
(> 20 hours/week)    -0.69 (-1.3 - -0.09) - -0.66 (-1.25 - -0.05) - -0.56 (-1.16 - 0.06) -0.27 (-0.90 - 0.27)
Students/housewives    0.14 (-0.65 - 0.88) 0.15 (-0.61 - 0.91) -0.01 (-0.72 - 0.78) 0.001 (-0.71 - 0.74)
   Ethnicity    0.29 (-0.22 - 0.79) 0.31 (-0.20 - 0.82) 0.32 (-0.17 - 0.83) 0.36 (-0.14 - 0.83)
   Perceived proximity to BS     0.91 (0.24 - 1.58) + 0.90 (0.23 - 1.58) + 0.75 (0.08 - 1.37) -
   Perceived proximity to powerlines     0.99 (0.57 - 1.44) 0.99 (0.54 - 1.42) 0.87 (0.44 - 1.3)
   log Actual distance to powerlines     0.10 (-0.28 - 0.54) -0.0002 (-0.39 - 0.42) -0.05 (-0.40 - 0.25)
   Home ownership status (Rented)      1.16 (0.64 - 1.64) 0.84 (0.35 - 1.33) +
   House type      0.78 (-0.09 - 1.61) 0.57 (-0.22 - 1.38)
   Perceived environmental sensitivity       0.16 (0.13 - 0.19)
   Lack of Perceived control       0.43 (0.32 - 0.54)
   Problem-solving       -0.05 (-0.12 - 0.02)
   Avoidance       0.18 (0.09 - 0.28)
Random effects (variances)       
   Postcode level       
PC4 1.09 † ‡ 1.12 0.36 0.35 0.31 0.11
PC6 1.1 † - 0.85 0 0.21 0 0
   Neighborhood level       
SES 1.35 1.31 0.62 0.64 0.22 0.21
   Measurement level       
Residual 26.4 26.4 25.1 24.4 24.5 22.3
  1. *95% CI = 95% Confidence interval calculated by means of the standard error. - p <0.05. + p <0.01. ‡ p < 0.001. † Effects of random parameters on NSPS before adjusting for individual characteristic.