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Table 3 Beta coefficients and p values from multinomial linear models, with MET-hours/week as the dependent variable, among females

From: Association between physical activity, multimorbidity, self-rated health and functional limitation in the Spanish population

  16-24 years 25-44 years 45-64 years 65-74 years >74 years
R squared 0.044 0.015 0.017 0.032 0.082
Age 1.758 0.071 -0.171 0.474 -0.356 0.106 -1.164* 0.009 -1.180* 0.000
Number of chronic diseases           
0 (ref. cat.)           
1 -3.391 0.539 5.468 0.097 -0.752 0.820 -1.461 0.754 -3.182 0.327
2 -0.906 0.906 6.846 0.132 4.754 0.220 3.341 0.478 -2.796 0.388
≥3 -22.862* 0.039 1.835 0.709 1.659 0.666 1.311 0.768 -3.791 0.213
Self-rated general health           
Very poor to normal (ref. cat.)           
Good to very good -21.362* 0.004 -5.596 0.157 7.095* 0.030 -0.699 0.839 4.544* 0.038
Long-term activity limitations           
Not limited (ref. cat.)           
Limited -7.233 0.356 -1.670 0.693 -1.161 0.724 -16.597* 0.000 -13.611* 0.000
Educational level           
Lowest1 (ref. cat.)           
Low2 14.692 0.358 11.835 0.152 6.004 0.117 -1.158 0.686 1.681 0.326
Average3 9.172 0.568 2.190 0.791 -2.874 0.512 6.263 0.210 -3.421 0.398
High4 -10.290 0.549 -11.234 0.181 -13.482* 0.005 -14.048* 0.028 -2.530 0.582
Employment           
Not working5 (ref. cat.)           
Working 15.311* 0.004 11.241* 0.000 13.737* 0.000 4.978 0.555 -3.074 0.849
  1. 1Lowest: “Cannot read or write” or “Did not complete primary school”. 2Low: “Primary school or equivalent” or “Compulsory secondary education”. 3Average: “Baccalaureate degree” to “Higher-level vocational studies”. 4High: “University degree” or “Doctoral degree”. 5Not working: “Unemployed”, “Student, apprentice, or intern”, “Retired”, “Unable to work”, “Dedicated to housework”, or “Other”.
  2. *Statistical significance (p-value <0.05).