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Table 2 Multiple linear regression analysis predicting BMI (kg/m 2 ) from demographic factors, life events, food habits, physical activity and psychological factors in the Great Britain sample (N = 1182)

From: Associations between obesity (BMI and waist circumference) and socio-demographic factors, physical activity, dietary habits, life events, resilience, mood, perceived stress and hopelessness in healthy older Europeans

Demographics Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4
B SE Beta B SE Beta B SE Beta B SE Beta
Sex −0.28 0.31 −0.03 −0.38 0.32 −0.04 −0.24 0.33 −0.03 −0.36 0.33 −0.38
Working Status −0.17 0.38 −0.02 −0.48 0.39 −0.05 −0.63 0.38 −0.07 −0.56 0.38 −0.06
Age (years) −0.00 0.02 −0.00 0.00 0.02 0.001 −0.01 0.03 −0.02 −0.01 0.02 −0.02
Ed (yrs) −0.07 0.03 −0.12 −0.06 0.03 −0.11 −0.06 0.03 −0.10 −0.06 0.03 −0.10*
Age by*sex −0.04 0.03 −0.06 −0.03 0.03 −0.06 −0.25 0.03 −0.04 −0.64 0.03 −0.06
Ed (yrs) by*sex 0.03 0.04 0.03 0.03 0.04 0.02 −0.02 0.04 0.03 0.03 0.04 0.04
Life Events
Relationships     0.72 0.72 −0.04 −0.65 0.72 −0.04 −0.43 0.72 −0.03
Financial     0.93 0.93 −0.03 −0.78 0.93 −0.04 −0.87 0.93 −0.05
Illness     0.36 0.36 0.14 1.19 0.36 0.11 1.37 0.36 0.13**
Bereavement     0.35 0.35 0.006 0.09 0.35 0.01 0.15 0.35 0.01
Employment     0.52 0.53 0.04 0.54 0.51 0.04 0.58 0.52 0.04
Lifestyle
SED activity 1 a        −0.38 0.09 0.12 0.37 0.09 0.13**
PA activity 2 b        −0.07 0.11 −0.02 −0.04 0.11 −0.01
FFQ (alcohol)        −0.33 0.16 −0.07 −0.34 0.16 −0.07
FFQ (unhealthy)        0.11 0.19 0.02 0.08 0.19 0.02
FFQ (healthy)        −0.24 0.16 −0.05 −0.27 0.16 −0.06
Wellbeing             
General Mood           0.24 0.16 0.08
Intense Mood           0.12 0.11 0.05
Variable Mood           −0.02 0.12 −0.01
Hopelessness           0.05 0.32 −0.05
Resilience           −0.03 0.03 −0.05
Emotional stress           −0.09 0.15 −0.03
Stress control           −0.11 0.13 −0.05
General mood ¹           −0.12 0.22 −0.03
Intense Mood ¹           0.17 0.96 0.07
Variable Mood ¹           −0.04 0.16 −0.01
Hopelessness ¹           0.04 0.44 0.00
Resilience ¹           −0.03 0.04 −0.04
Emotional stress ¹           −0.26 0.21 −0.06
Stress control ¹ −0.09 0.19 −0.02
Adjusted R²   0.01    0.03    0.05    0.06  
  1. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, †10% significant.
  2. Abbreviations: SED Sedentary, PA Physical activity, FFQ Food Frequency Questionnaire.
  3. ¹ = controlled for sex.
  4. a Sedentary behaviour at weekdays & weekends; b Physical activity in the previous week.