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Table 2 Predictors of physical and mental SF-12 scores. Results of the multiple linear regression models

From: Factors associated with differences in perceived health among German long-term unemployed

PCS (SF-12)/final model R2=0.20 MCS (SF-12)/final model R2=0.36
  Parameter SE p-value   Parameter SE p-value
intercept 46.33 0.978 <0.0001 intercept 50.18 0.943 <0.0001
sex: male 0.44 0.982 0.6543 sex: male 1.48 1.002 0.1411
AGE −0.11 0.056 0.0519 AGE 0.14 0.051 0.0069
AGE2 0.01 0.004 0.0104 setting: job centre −3.61 1.413 0.0111
setting: job centre −3.19 1.378 0.0210 problematic mental health status: yes −12.71 1.010 <0.0001
problematic mental health status: yes −4.93 0.984 <0.0001 physical activity: high 3.41 1.163 0.0036
BMI −0.24 0.074 0.0016     
  1. AGE: linear age term, AGE2: quadratic age term.
  2. Variables AGE and BMI centered around grand mean (AGE: 44, BMI: 28).