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Table 2 Determinants of physical health^ at baseline among unemployed persons who enrolled in a health promotion programme (n = 252) based on multivariate linear regression analyses

From: Changes in physical health among participants in a multidisciplinary health programme for long-term unemployed persons

  BMI VO2max
(n = 130)
Abdominal muscle strength Flexibility Systolic blood pressure Diastolic blood pressure
Constant 26.26 41.08 14.13 17.97 97.66 67.04
Female gender 2.51** -3.91** -4.50** 4.04** -4.03 -0.51
Age (yr) 0.05 -0.36** -0.22** -0.09 0.52** 0.19**
Married or living with partner 2.08** -1.04 -6.67** -1.59 1.66 -0.28
Self-esteem (1–4) 0.71 -1.49 0.20 0.64 3.85* 3.79**
Physical functioning (0–100) -0.01 0.05* 0.12** 0.08* -0.02 -0.05
Explained variance (R2) 8.9% 31.8% 15.6% 7.4% 9.8% 8.9%
  1. * 0.05 <= p <= 0.10, **p < 0.05
  2. ^ BMI (kg/m2), VO2max (ml/kg/minute), abdominal muscle strength (sit-ups/minute), flexibility (cm), diastolic and systolic blood pressures (mmHg)