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Table 3 Regression analysis

From: Acceptable health and ageing: results of a cross-sectional study from Hungary

Variable Acceptable health state …
At age 30 At age 40 At age 50 At age 60 At age 70 At age 80
Constant 0.856* 0.779* 0.518* 0.107** − 0.447* − 0.635
Gender 0.035** (0.014; 0.056)
Age 0.001* (0.001; 0.002) 0.002* (0.001; 0.002) 0.002* (0.001; 0.002) 0.003* (0.003; 0.004) 0.005* (0.004; 0.006) 0.004* (0.003; 0.005)
Marital status 0.011*** (0.001; 0.020) 0.014*** (0.001; 0.027) 0.019*** (0.002; 0.037)
Highest educational level 0.006*** (0.000; 0.011) 0.014* (0.006; 0. 021) 0.012*** (0.001; 0.022)
Employment status       
Full time job 0.009*** (0.001; 0.018)
Part-time job
Pensioner − 0.075*** (− 0.143; − 0.007)
Disability pensioner
Student − 0.014*** (− 0.027; 0.000) − 0.027* (− 0.040; − 0.014) − 0.030** (− 0.049; − 0.012) − 0.031*** (− 0.056; − 0.007) − 0.050** (− 0.084; − 0.016) − 0.066** (− 0.105; − 0.027)
Housewife − 0.019*** (− 0.036; − 0.001) − 0.032** (− 0.055; − 0.008)
Net income  < 0.000** (0.000; 0.000)  < 0.000** (0.000; 0.000) 0.000* (0.000; 0.000)
Current health status (EQ VAS) 0.000* (0.000; 0.001) 0.001* (0.000; 0.001) 0.001* 0.002* (0.001; 0.002) 0.002* (0.001; 0.002) 0.002* (0.001; 0.002)
Smoking status − 0.019* (− 0.026; − 0.013) − 0.021* (− 0.030; − 0.012) − 0.027* (− 0.039; − 0.015) − 0.043* (− 0.059; − 0.027) − 0.049* (− 0.071; − 0.028) − 0.065* (− 0.090; − 0.039)
Healthy lifestyle 0.012* (0.006; 0.017) 0.022* (0.015; 0.030) 0.033* (0.023; 0.042) 0.039* (0.026; 0.052) 0.032* 0.016; 0.047)
Kins' age at death 0.001* (0.001; 0.002) 0.003* (0.002; 0.003) 0.005* (0.004; 0.006) 0.004* (0.002; 0.005)
Overestimation of life expectancy 0.030* (0.025; 0.036) 0.048* (0.041; 0.056) 0.085* (0.075; 0.095) 0.130* (0.116; 0.143) 0.161* (0.143; 0.180) 0.107* (0.084; 0.130)
R2 0.041 0.058 0.093 0.130 0.121 0.059
  1. Coding used for the analysis: Gender: female = 0, male = 1; Marital status: not married = 0, married = 1; Highest educational level: primary school = 1, secondary school = 2, college = 3, university = 4; Employment status related variables:: no = 0, yes = 1; Net monthly income: mean values of net income ranges presented in Table 1 were used for the analysis; Smoking status: no = 0, yes = 1; Healthy lifestyle: less healthy than most others = 1, comparable to most others = 2, healthier than most others = 3; Kins’ age at death: mean values of ranges presented in Table 1 were used for the analysis. Overestimation of life expectancy” takes the value of 1 if one overestimates his/her age and zero value otherwise
  2. Beta coefficients (95% confidence intervals) are presented. Statistical significance of coefficients: *p < 0.001; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.05
  3. Method: stepwise, entry/removal criteria: 0.05/0.10