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Table 3 The quality of life according to job and time

From: Patterns in quality of life according to employment among the older adults: the Korean longitudinal study of aging (2008–2014)

  Men (N = 383) Women (N = 143)
Variables B p 95% CI B p 95% CI
Age −0.186 .078 − 0.391~ 0.020 −0.231 .263 −0.637~ 0.174
Education (ref: College)
 Elementary −6.308 <.001 −9.670~ − 2.946 − 7.735 .097 −16.884~ 1.413
 Middle −4.198 .022 −7.783~ − 0.613 −13.727 .055 −28.337~ 0.884
 High school −5.513 .001 −8.758~ − 2.267 −4.150 .587 −19.161~ 10.862
Total household income (10,000 won) 0.001 .002 0.000~ 0.001 0.004 <.001 0.003~ 0.006
Residence (ref: Rural area)
 Large city − 4.921 <.001 −7.115~ − 2.726 − 4.167 .030 − 7.937~ − 0.395
 Small city 1.272 .253 −0.910~ 3.454 −3.043 .141 −7.093~ 1.007
Subjective health status (ref: Good)
 Bad −2.676 .040 −5.230~ − 0.121 −1.768 .475 −6.623~ 3.086
 Moderate 0.179 .849 −1.647~ 2.006 −2.247 .287 −6.390~ 1.896
Number of chronic diseases −0.099 .843 −1.079~ 0.881 − 0.986 .259 −2.702~ 0.730
Body grip index (kg) 0.112 .164 −0.046~ 0.271 0.134 .502 −0.257~ 0.524
Depression score −0.750 <.001 −1.063~ − 0.437 − 1.232 <.001 − 1.872~ − 0.592
Regular exercise: No (ref: Yes) −0.412 .679 −2.367~ 1.543 − 0.322 .889 −4.871~ 4.227
Current smoking: No (ref: Yes) 2.554 .004 0.833~ 4.275 −3.302 .607 −15.903~ 9.299
Current drinking: No (ref: Yes) 0.713 .397 −0.939~ 2.364 −3.386 .165 −8.172~ 1.400
Live alone: No (ref: Yes) −1.562 .527 −6.409~ 3.285 − 6.372 .005 −10.837~ − 1.907
Existence of spouse: No (ref: Yes) 2.949 .324 −2.911~ 8.808 −4.250 .051 −8.510~ 0.010
Number of meetings with close friends (ref: Almost daily)
 No meetings −5.256 .261 −12.609~ 2.098 −9.104 .125 −19.815~ 1.608
 1–6 time a year −6.543 .003 −11.338~ − 1.748 −7.337 .118 −15.874~ 1.200
 1–4 times a month −1.344 .391 −3.472~ 0.784 −2.901 .227 −6.813~ 1.012
Participation in regular meetings: No (ref: Yes) −2.645 .011 −4.689~ − 0.601 −2.731 .089 −5.878~ 0.416
Number of leisure activities 0.163 .360 −0.187~ 0.513 0.387 .430 −0.576~ 1.350
Time spent on self-development 0.332 .038 0.018~ 0.647 0.269 .301 −0.242~ 0.781
Group job retention (ref: job loss) 7.751 <.001 4.464~ 10.808 −4.651 .128 −10.660~ 1.357
Time (yr): 2010 (ref time: 2008) −0.911 .998 −3.582~ 1.759 −2.744 .479 −7.432~ 1.945
Time (yr): 2012 (ref time: 2008) −3.805 .003 −6.573~ − 1.037 −1.240 .239 −5.955~ 3.475
Time (yr): 2014 (ref time: 2008) −4.254 <.001 −6.929~ − 1.579 −0.642 .362 −5.432~ 4.148
Group*time 2010 (ref group*time 2008) −3.570 .027 −6.741~ 0.399 2.289 .834 −3.135~ 7.712
Group*time 2012 (ref group*time 2008) −1.749 .351 −5.434~ 1.935 2.224 .474 −3.896~ 8.345
Group*time 2014 (ref group*time 2008) −5.604 .003 −9.291~ 1.912 4.790 .143 −1.641~ 11.221
  1. ǂ 95% CI: Confidence Interval