Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2009 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

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

Table 5

Degree of the metabolic factor based on seasonal variations in mood and behavior in a representative sample of the Finns aged 30 and over.

Global Seasonality ScoreRatio of the metabolic to mental factor loadings
Mean95% CIS.D.Mean95% CIS.D.Median

No diagnosis4.874.79 to 4.962.970.20−0.14 to 0.5512.200.25
Alcohol use disorder only5.865.43 to 6.282.90−0.17−1.27 to 0.937.49−0.32
Depressive disorder only6.566.16 to 6.963.190.034−2.44 to 2.5019.820.39
Anxiety disorder only5.955.34 to 6.563.330.41−1.17 to 1.998.670.41
Comorbid condition7.506.86 to 8.133.550.36−0.47 to 1.194.630.41

CI = confidence interval; S.D. = standard deviation.

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