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Table 4 Multiple linear regression analysis predicting BMI (kg/m 2) from demographic factors, life events, food habits, physical activity and psychological factors in a Portuguese sample (N = 540)

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 -0.55 0.57 -0.06 -0.67 0.58 -0.08 -0.90 0.66 -0.11 -0.78 0.70 -0.09
Working Status 0.01 0.63 0.00 -0.17 0.64 -0.02 -0.16 0.64 -.018 -0.10 0.65 -0.01
Age (yrs) -0.05 0.04 -0.14 -0.06 0.04 -0.15 -0.07 0.04 -0.19 -0.08 0.04 -0.22*
Ed (yrs) -0.12 0.17 -0.07 -0.10 0.17 -0.05 -0.12 0.17 -0.06 -0.16 0.18 -0.08
Age by*sex 0.06 0.05 0.12 0.06 0.05 0.12 0.07 0.05 0.14 0.09 0.05 0.17
Ed (yrs) by*sex 0.24 0.25 0.08 0.25 0.26 0.09 0.29 0.26 0.10 0.29 0.28 0.10
Life Events             
Relationships     -0.49 2.02 -0.03 -0.42 2.03 -0.02 -0.60 2.11 -0.03
Financial     1.24 2.51 0.05 1.55 2.54 0.06 1.32 2.67 0.05
Illness     1.28 0.70 0.12 1.10 0.70 0.11 1.10 0.72 0.11
Bereavement     -0.65 0.76 -0.05 -0.56 0.76 -0.05 -0.62 0.80 -0.05
Employment     -0.98 1.23 -0.05 −1.05 1.23 -0.06 −1.01 1.27 -0.05
Lifestyle             
SED activity 1a        0.18 0.34 0.04 0.28 0.21 0.09
PA activity 2b        -0.07 0.32 -0.02 -0.52 0.30 -0.12
FFQ (alcohol)        -0.17 0.33 -0.03 0.29 0.36 0.06
FFQ (unhealthy)        0.30 0.20 0.10 -0.06 0.33 -0.01
FFQ (healthy)        -0.50 0.28 -0.11 -0.16 0.35 -0.03
Wellbeing             
General Mood           -0.19 0.31 -0.07
Variable Mood           0.03 0.21 0.01
Intense Mood           -0.03 0.25 -0.01
Hopelessness           0.06 0.38 0.02
Resilience           0.09 0.05 0.25*
Emotional Stress           0.36 0.19 0.24 †
Stress control           0.57 0. 40 0.04
General mood ¹           0.21 0.44 0.05
Variable mood ¹           0.58 2.97 0.19
Intense mood ¹           0.24 0.34 0.07
Hopelessness ¹           −0.81 0.61 −0.12
Resilience¹           −0.11 0.07 0.22†
Emotional stress ¹           −0.15 0.24 −0.04
Stress control ¹           −0.57 0. 40 −0.17
Adjusted R ²   0.01    0.01    0.00    0.01  
  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.