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Table 2 A life satisfaction model for Canadians aged 12 years and old, Canadian Community Health Survey, 2009–10

From: A life satisfaction approach to valuing the impact of health behaviours on subjective well-being

 Coefficient*95% Confidence interval
Explanatory variable
 Constant9.459.13, 9.76
Logarithm (household income)0.090.06, 0.11
Health Behaviours
Leisure time physical activity
 Active0.140.12,0.21
 Moderately active0.080.05,0.16
 InactiveReference 
Frequency of Fruit and vegetable consumption (daily)0.020.01,0.02
Type of smoker
 DailyReference 
 Occasionally0.07−0.01,0.15
 Not at all0.120.08,0.17
Socio-demographic variable
 Age−0.03− 0.04,-0.02
 Age20.00030.0002, 0.0004
 Sex  
 Male−0.12− 0.15,-0.09
 FemaleReference 
Marital status
 MarriedReference 
 Common law−0.04−0.09,0.01
 Widowed−0.33− 0.40,-0.25
 Separated−0.48−0.58,-0.38
 Divorced−0.26−0.33,-0.20
 Single−0.32−0.37,-0.28
Education
 Less than secondary0.10.05,0.15
 Secondary0.04−0.00,0.08
 Other post-secondary−0.04−0.11,0.03
 Post-secondaryReference 
Perceived health status
 Poor−2.19−2.35,-2.02
 Fair−1.15−1.22,-1.07
 Good−0.59−0.63,-0.54
 Very good−0.30− 0.34,-0.26
 ExcellentReference 
Perceived mental health status
 Poor−3.13−3.43,-2.83
 Fair−1.91−2.00,-1.81
 Good−1.01−1.06,-0.96
 Very good−0.47−0.50,-0.44
 ExcellentReference 
Employment status
 EmployedReference 
 Retired0.05−0.03,0.13
 Students0.05−0.04,0.13
 Unemployed−0.03−0.08,0.03
 Not in labour force−0.23−0.37,-0.10
Immigration status
 Recent−0.18−0.26,-0.10
 Established−0.14−0.20,-0.09
 Canadian bornReference 
Home ownership
 YesReference 
 No−0.11−0.16,-0.07
Urban/rural residence
 UrbanReference 
 Rural0.10.07,0.14
Province/Territory of residence
 Newfoundland and Labrador0.230.16,0.31
 Prince Edward Island0.230.12,0.34
 Nova Scotia0.160.09,0.24
 New Brunswick0.280.22,0.35
 Quebec0.120.07,0.16
 OntarioReference 
 Manitoba0.10.02,0.18
 Saskatchewan0.190.12,0.25
 Alberta0.02−0.03,0.08
 British Columbia0.01−0.03,0.06
 Territories0.160.04,0.28
Number of participants74,577 
Overall R20.3302 
  1. The life satisfaction model was constructed using ordinary least squares regression with income, health behaviours and socio-demographic variables included in the model
  2. *Coefficient (bold): Statistically significant (p < 0.05)