Table 6

Logistic regression analyses of biological markers. The table illustrates the final regression models predicting changes (Δ) in the biological markers DHEA-S, NPY, CgA and TNFα.

Predictors of Δ DHEA

OR

95,0% CI for OR Lower – Upper

Predictors of Δ NPY

OR

95,0% CI for OR Lower – Upper


Ageb

.863

.547 – 1.363

Ageb

.723

.466 – 1.121

Genderb

.527

261 – 1.066

Genderb

.533

.273 – 1.042

Marital statusb

1.982

.919 – 4.275

Marital statusb

1.510

.710 – 3.215

Educational levelb

1.368

.700 – 2.672

Educational levelb

1.294

.685 – 2.442

Annual incomeb

.740

.415 – 1.321

Annual incomeb

1.404

.807 – 2.442

Groupa, b

1.409

.726 – 2.735

Groupa.b

1.934

1.032 – 3.623

Constant

.277

Constant

.136


Predictors of Δ CgA

OR

95,0% CI for OR Lower – Upper

Predictors of Δ TNFα

OR

95,0% CI for OR Lower – Upper


Ageb

.643

.411 – 1.006

Ageb

.915

.593 – 1.412

Genderb

1.449

.749 – 2.803

Genderb

1.357

.698 – 2.638

Marital statusb

.767

.339 – 1.737

Marital statusb

.458

.182 – 1.154

Educational levelb

.732

.380 – 1.409

Educational levelb

1.508

.778 – 2.925

Annual incomeb

.891

.502 – 1.581

Annual incomeb

1.228

.695 – 2.169

Groupa, b

.629

.324 – 1.221

Groupa.b

3.185

1.637 – 6.196

Δ Stress managementc

2.343

1.157 – 4.744

Δ Stress managementc

.404

.182 – .895

Constant

.887

Constant

.130


a Reference group: code 1, intervention group: code 2.

b Baseline values.

c Change in stress management ability. Can you manage your stress in general? (VAS, Not at all – Very well).

Hasson et al. BMC Public Health 2005 5:78   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-5-78

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