Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2009 / Article / Tab 6

Research Article

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

Table 6

Determinants of the seasonal variations experienced as a problem in a representative sample of the Finns aged 30 and over.

Explanatory variableEstimateStandard errorOdds ratio95% confidence interval

Female sexreference
Male sex−0.140.0800.870.74 to 1.01
Living alonereference
Living with someone−0.120.0860.890.75 to 1.05
Normal self-reported lighting at homereference
Poor self-reported lighting at home0.920.292.521.43 to 4.43
Low GHQ-12 sum scorereference
High GHQ-12 sum score0.530.111.711.37 to 2.13
Low BDI sum scorereference
Medium BDI sum score1.110.0873.052.57 to 3.61
High BDI sum score1.630.155.123.81 to 6.89
No diagnosisreference
Alcohol use disorder0.670.181.961.37 to 2.80
Depressive disorder0.780.152.191.64 to 2.93
Anxiety disorder0.680.251.971.21 to 3.19
Comorbid condition1. to 4.94

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

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