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Table 4 Contribution from each regressor and each dimension to C of MCS (in percent of predicted C)

From: Decomposition of sources of income-related health inequality applied on SF-36 summary scores: a Danish health survey

  PF RP BP GH VT SF RE MH MCS
ln(income) -23.81 -5.30 -12.24 -1.56 22.58 1.31 26.19 28.66 35.84
Male (31–45) 3.05 2.70 4.92 0.63 -7.61 -2.71 -2.87 -13.98 -15.88
Male (46–60) 7.24 3.48 4.28 0.91 -2.79 -1.14 -4.87 -0.33 6.79
Male (61–70) 0.42 0.37 0.31 0.03 -1.17 -0.51 -0.64 -1.96 -3.16
Male (71–80) -1.11 -0.09 0.28 0.02 -1.75 -0.71 -2.62 -4.04 -10.02
Female (16–30) 0.17 -0.27 -1.02 -0.13 8.23 4.43 11.31 17.29 40.00
Female (31–45) 0.68 0.87 1.42 0.16 -3.83 -1.10 -1.76 -5.96 -9.52
Female (46–60) 0.10 0.07 0.10 0.01 -0.15 -0.05 -0.05 -0.27 -0.23
Female (61–70) -0.77 0.37 0.40 0.06 -2.31 0.40 1.86 0.63 0.64
Female (71–80) -3.71 -2.16 -0.76 -0.14 2.85 -0.16 0.69 4.47 1.08
Low Education -0.16 -0.06 -0.08 0.00 0.04 0.07 -0.11 0.03 -0.27
Medium Education 0.33 0.69 1.47 -0.23 1.27 0.51 2.07 5.59 11.71
Other Education -1.96 -6.10 -3.93 -0.23 0.15 2.01 6.41 7.51 3.86
Skilled worker 1.38 1.13 0.49 0.05 -1.17 -0.22 -0.96 -3.81 -3.11
White-collar worker 3.67 0.63 -3.78 0.11 -2.45 -2.49 -6.15 -24.79 -35.26
Selfemployed 0.29 0.14 -0.51 0.07 0.21 0.91 0.93 -3.82 -1.79
Assisting spouse 0.04 -0.11 -0.03 0.00 0.15 -0.03 0.14 0.18 0.33
Housewife -1.27 -1.58 -0.16 -0.16 2.20 1.85 0.67 7.72 9.27
Apprentice -0.56 -0.17 -0.38 0.03 0.17 -0.25 -2.51 -1.21 -4.88
Student -0.79 1.43 1.34 0.35 2.03 1.74 -8.48 9.02 6.64
Retired -26.60 -14.80 -8.38 -2.03 16.85 13.79 22.69 36.16 37.68
Unemployed -1.22 -1.12 -0.01 -0.12 0.81 1.88 0.93 4.50 5.65
Other job 0.64 0.48 0.10 0.05 -0.31 -0.84 -1.07 -2.46 -3.41
Cohabitant -0.12 -0.06 -0.19 -0.02 0.30 -0.06 -0.05 0.35 0.15
Separated 0.04 0.07 0.08 0.00 -0.33 -0.11 -0.04 -1.16 -1.46
Divorced 0.53 0.21 0.04 0.02 -0.58 -0.70 -0.99 -1.30 -2.77
Widowed -0.14 0.08 0.19 0.05 -0.22 0.83 5.17 4.08 10.03
Alone 2.11 -1.04 1.64 0.04 -0.92 0.13 1.60 10.00 13.56
Other -0.01 -0.02 0.02 0.01 0.05 0.05 0.11 0.04 0.24
Daily smoker -0.12 -0.18 -0.30 -0.04 0.76 0.45 0.45 0.86 1.88
High alcohol -0.01 0.00 0.08 0.01 0.11 0.14 0.24 0.56 1.13
Vegetables, cooked 0.07 0.24 0.13 0.01 0.27 0.14 0.11 0.45 1.43
Vegetables, raw -0.23 -0.02 -0.08 -0.03 0.97 0.18 -0.06 1.18 1.90
Fruit -0.08 0.00 0.07 0.00 -0.02 0.10 0.05 -0.08 0.04
No exercises -2.43 -0.86 -0.70 -0.09 2.09 1.08 2.01 2.72 3.81
Smoker and alcohol -0.02 0.01 0.00 0.00 0.10 0.15 0.11 0.36 0.72
Smoke,alco,no exer -0.36 -0.21 -0.26 -0.01 -0.45 -0.29 -0.29 -0.77 -2.64
Predicted C -44.74 -21.18 -15.45 -2.20 36.15 20.76 50.24 76.42 100.00
  1. N = 2767; PF – Physical Function; RP – Role-Physical; BP – Bodily Pain; GH – General Health Perception; VT – Vitality Scale; SF – Social Function; RE – Role-Emotional; MH – Mental Health.