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Table 4 Multiple ordered probit regression analyses with frequency of sports activities per week as dependent variable

From: Association of informal caregiving with body mass index and frequency of sporting activities: evidence of a population-based study in Germany

  (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
Independent variables Dependent variable: Frequency of sports activities
Sex: female (Ref.: male) 0.121+ 0.110+ 0.149* 0.110+ 0.166**
(0.063) (0.063) (0.063) (0.063) (0.064)
Age in years −0.012* −0.011* −0.010* −0.011* −0.008
(0.005) (0.005) (0.005) (0.005) (0.005)
Marital status: - married, not living together with spouse (Ref.: married and living together with spouse) 0.0756 0.0778 0.0956 0.0716 0.204
(0.203) (0.203) (0.204) (0.203) (0.102)
 - divorced 0.139 0.159 0.122 0.156 0.204
(0.107) (0.107) (0.107) (0.107) (0.073)
 - widowed −0.119 −0.0895 −0.123 −0.0830 0.108
(0.116) (0.116) (0.116) (0.116) (−0.179)
 - single −0.216+ −0.205+ −0.219+ −0.214+ 0.118
(0.117) (0.117) (0.117) (0.117) (−0.217)
Number of illnesses −0.050** −0.055** −0.055** −0.056** −0.048**
(0.018) (0.017) (0.017) (0.017) (0.018)
Mean monthly net equivalent income 0.068** 0.075*** 0.068** 0.074*** 0.076***
(0.021) (0.021) (0.021) (0.021) (0.021)
Occupational status: - retired (Ref.: employed) 0.154 0.169+ 0.181+ 0.173+ 0.208
(0.101) (0.101) (0.101) (0.101) (0.102)
 - others −0.113 −0.113 −0.102 −0.113 −0.065
(0.107) (0.107) (0.107) (0.107) (0.109)
Help around house: yes (Ref.: no) −0.225***     
(0.063)     
Looking after someone: yes (Ref.: no)   −0.062    
  (0.080)    
Nursing care services: yes (Ref.: no)    −0.284***   
   (0.068)   
Any other help: yes (Ref.: no)     −0.024  
    (0.064)  
Time per week spent for informal care (in hours)      −0.011***
     (0.002)
Constant cut1 −1.511*** −1.333*** −1.312*** −1.313*** −1.189***
(0.281) (0.280) (0.275) (0.279) (0.280)
Constant cut2 −1.141*** −0.966*** −0.941*** −0.945*** −0.814**
(0.280) (0.278) (0.273) (0.278) (0.279)
Constant cut3 −0.913** −0.739** −0.713** −0.720** −0.577*
(0.280) (0.278) (0.273) (0.278) (0.279)
Constant cut4 −0.416 −0.245 −0.217 −0.224 −0.066
(0.279) (0.278) (0.273) (0.277) (0.279)
Constant cut5 0.617* 0.790** 0.820** 0.809** 0.982***
(0.281) (0.280) (0.275) (0.279) (0.281)
Observations 1273 1274 1275 1273 1236
Pseudo R2 0.014 0.011 0.016 0.012 0.021
  1. Comments: Coefficients were reported (larger values correspond to “higher” outcomes). 95% confidence intervals in parentheses
  2. ***p < 0.001
  3. **p < 0.01
  4. *p < 0.05, + p < 0.10