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Correlational findings

Study DeJonge et al. (2009): study NL 2006

Public:
12+ aged, The Netherlands, 2006-2009
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 23000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Overweight
Our Classification
Operationalization
BMI score compoted from self reported weight and lenght
1. Is not overweight
2. Moderately overweight
3. Obese

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-u-sq-v-5-a D% = - % happy:
1. 89.5%
2. 89.0%
3. 85.5%
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-a OR = 1,0 ns Moderately overweight (vs not overweight)

OR controled for other life-style variables
- too little excercise
- smoking
- drinking

After additionally control for:
- age                 OR = 1,1 (ns)
- self rated health   OR = 1,2 (05)
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-a OR = 0,8 p < .05 Obese (vs not overweight)

OR controled for other life-style variables
- too little excercise
- smoking
- drinking

After additionally control for:
- age                 OR = 1,0 (ns)
- self rated health   OR = 1,3 (ns)
O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-d D% = +/- 1. 88.6%
2. 89.1%
3. 84.1%
O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-d OR = 1,0 ns moderately overweight (vs not overweight)

OR controled for other life-style variables
- too little excercise
- smoking
- drinking

After additionally control for:
- age                 OR = 1,2 (05)
- self rated health   OR = 1,2 (05)
O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-d OR = 0,7 p < .01 Obese (vs not overweight)
OR controled for other life-style variables
- too little excercise
- smoking
- drinking

After additionally control for:
- age                 OR = 0,8 (ns)
- self rated health   OR = 1,1 (ns)