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Table 2 Linear regression modelling analysis of WHO-5 and SF-36 MH scores, migrant workers (N = 914) versus urban workers (N = 814)

From: Mental wellbeing amongst younger and older migrant workers in comparison to their urban counterparts in Guangzhou city, China: a cross-sectional study

  Unadjusted model Adjusted modela
β (95% CI)b p β (95% CI)b p
All age groups combined
  WHO-5 0.54 (0.04, 1.04) 0.03 0.73 (0.18, 1.29) 0.01
  SF-36 MH 2.04 (0.54, 3.54) 0.008 2.90 (1.22, 4.57) 0.001
Younger group (aged <= 32 years)
 WHO-5 0.31 (-0.39, 1.02) 0.38 0.72 (-0.04, 1.47) 0.06
 SF-36 MH 1.47 (-0.65, 3.60) 0.17 2.57 (0.26, 4.88) 0.03
Older group (aged > 32 years)
 WHO-5 1.03 (0.28, 1.79) 0.007 0.80 (-0.05, 1.65) 0.06
 SF-36 MH 4.30 (2.06, 6.54) <0.001 3.91 (1.35, 6.47) 0.003
  1. aAdjusted for sex, educational qualification, marital status, job type, working hours and days, income, income satisfaction, insurance coverage, and SSRS support score.
  2. bβ indicates the mean difference in scores between migrant and urban workers, with a positive value indicating higher scores or better mental health in migrant workers than urban workers and a negative value indicating the reverse.