Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2009 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Experienced Poor Lighting Contributes to the Seasonal Fluctuations in Weight and Appetite That Relate to the Metabolic Syndrome

Table 4

Determinants of seasonal variations in mood and behavior in a representative sample of the Finns aged 30 and over.

Explanatory variableEstimateStandard error value value

Pelvic circumference0.00500.000935.35<.0001
Female sexreference
Male sex−0.140.018−7.86<.0001
Low education levelreference
Medium education level0.130.0216.19<.0001
High education level0.150.0207.75<.0001
Low GHQ-12 sum scorereference
High GHQ-12 sum score0.120.0254.74<.0001
Low BDI sum scorereference
Medium BDI sum score0.220.02011.33<.0001
High BDI sum score0.340.0379.23<.0001
No major depressive disorderreference
Major depressive disorder0.0840.0372.24.026

GHQ-12 = 12-item General Health Questionnaire; BDI = Beck Depression Inventory.

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