Table 2

Estimation results of regression models (reduced models without missing observations)
Independent variables Dependent variable (Health Related Quality of Life)
Model 1a SEd Model 2a SEd Model 3a SEd Model 4a SEd
Coefficient (95% CIb)c Coefficient (95% CIb)c Coefficient (95% CIb)c Coefficient (95% CIb)c
Walking
Active 0.026 (−0.003, 0.055)* 0.014
Inactive (reference)
Sports and exercise
Active 0.034 (−0.000, 0.068)** 0.018
Inactive (reference)
Objective measure
Active 0.072 (−0.014, 0.157)* 0.044
Inactive (reference)
Subjective measure
Active 0.047 (0.022,0.072)*** 0.013
Inactive (reference)
Constant 1.456 (1.286, 1.626)*** 0.090 1.159 (0.980,1.338)*** 0.091 1.252 (1.017, 1.487)*** 0.120 1.393 (1.277,1.510)*** 0.059
Number of observations 3957 3957 873 874

a All models [Model 1 (physical activity indicator: walking), Model 2 (physical activity indicator: sports and exercise), Model 3 (physical activity indicator: objective measure of physical activity), Model 4 (physical activity indicator: subjective measure physical activity] are adjusted to gender, age, income, educational qualification, employment status, ethnicity, marital status, house tenure, smoking status, drinking status, region of residence, urbanisation, general health status, BMI, morbidities (e.g. problems with heart, muscoskeletal, ear, vision, mental, hypertension, stroke, diabetes), psycho-social wellbeing (measured via General Health Questionnaire scores) .b95% Confidence Interval; cSignificance level of 1%(***), 5%(**) , 10%(*); drobust standard error.

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Anokye et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:624   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-624

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