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Table 2 Linear regression model results assessing the association of eligibility to participate in the Income Security Program (ISP) with specific health measures

From: Health measures of Eeyouch (Cree) who are eligible to participate in the on-the-land Income Security Program in Eeyou Istchee (northern Quebec, Canada)

Health measure Unadjusted beta-coefficient Adjusted beta-coefficient
β1 (95% CI) p-value β1 (95% CI) p-value
Activity (hours/week)
 Vigorous 1.977 (1.252–2.703) <  0.001 1.623 (0.814–2.431) <  0.001
 Moderate 1.675 (0.973–2.378) <  0.001 1.556 (0.780–2.333) <  0.001
 Walking − 0.171 (− 1.101–0.760) 0.719 −0.068 (− 1.079–0.943) 0.895
Anthropometry
 BMI (kg/m2) 1.236 (− 0.556–3.028) 0.177 0.812 (− 1.046–2.670) 0.392
 Waist (cm) 4.210 (0.517–7.902) 0.026 0.284 (− 3.572–4.139) 0.885
Traditional diet (nmol/L)
 Omega-3 1.503 (1.052–1.954) <  0.001 0.534 (0.188–0.879) 0.003
Lipida (nmol/L)
 Cholesterol 0.013 (0.003–0.023) 0.014 0.001 (− 0.010–0.011) 0.880
 LDLa 0.027 (0.004–0.049) 0.022 −0.002 (− 0.026–0.021) 0.840
 HDLa 0.002 (− 0.011–0.016) 0.730 0.001 (− 0.013–0.016) 0.874
Inflammatory Marker
 TNF-α (pg/mL)a −0.027 (− 0.146–0.092) 0.658 −0.024 (− 0.151–0.103) 0.714
 IL-6 (pg/mL)a 0.086 (− 0.009–0.180) 0.078 0.093 (− 0.005–0.191) 0.063
 CRP (mg/L) 0.109 (− 2.491–2.708) 0.935 0.444 (− 2.357–3.245) 0.756
Contaminant (nmol/L)
 Blood [Hg]a 0.297 (0.173–0.422) <  0.001 − 0.052 (− 0.171–0.066) 0.385
  1. Note:
  2. Bold indicates statistical significance at p < 0.05
  3. Unadjusted model: health measure dependent variable only
  4. Adjusted model: unadjusted model + age, sex, smoking (smoking added to inflammatory marker models only)
  5. a log-transformed
  6. Key: BMI body mass index, CI confidence intervals, Omega-3 omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, LDL low density lipoprotein, HDL high density lipoprotein, TNF-α tumor necrosis factor-alpha, IL-6 interleukin-6, CRP c-reactive protein, [Hg] mercury concentration