Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2012 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Frequency of Yoga Practice Predicts Health: Results of a National Survey of Yoga Practitioners

Table 2

Summary of results of final linear and logistic regression models predicting health outcomes from general patterns of yoga practice in combination with influential demographic predictors ( ).

Health outcomeParameter statistics
Final predictorsaBSE

MindfulnessPractice frequencyb.106.0147.53**
Years of practice.039.0182.17*
Subjective well-beingPractice frequencyb.183.0345.31**
BMI ( )Practice frequencyb−.043.012−3.26**
Fruit and vegetables/Day ( )Practice frequencyb.031.0065.59**
Sleep disturbancePractice frequencyb−.052.009−5.58**
FatiguePractice frequencyb−.171.042−4.02**
Practice frequencyb x Age.002.0012.91**


Vegetarian statusPractice frequencyb.056.01125.78*/1.057*

Each final model includes all predictors included in the final model. Demographic covariates were included if they had at least a small ( ) and significant ( ) correlation with the health variable. No demographic covariate met these criteria that was not included in the final model. Days per month of home yoga practice. cGender coded males “0,” females “1.” Abbreviations—B: unstandardized beta weight. SE: standard error. t: t score for linear regressions. x: interaction effect. Wald: Wald statistic for logistic regressions. OR: odds ratio. BMI: body mass index. Note: for all measures, higher scores indicate more of the concept measured. * level (2-tailed). ** (2-tailed).