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Correlational findings

Study Mujcic & Oswald (2016): study AU 2007

Public:
18+ aged general public, Australia, followed 3 years 2007-2009
Survey name:
AU-HILDA combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 12385
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Face to face interviews and self completion questionnaires

Correlate

Authors's label
Change consumption fruits and vegetables
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreported consumption of fruit and vegetables in portions per day in a typical week
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6 or more

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.03 p < .002 CHANGE happiness by CHANGE portions fruits and vegetables
CI95 [+0.01, +0.04] no controls

Meaning: Change from 1 to 6 servings an day would correspond with a gain of 0,24 on this 0-10 happiness scale
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.03 p < .003 Controled for set A O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.02 p < .10 Additionally controled for set B M-TH-cm-sq-v-6-a b-fix = +.02 p < .003 CI95 [+.001, - +003) no controls M-TH-cm-sq-v-6-a b-fix = +.02 p < .02 Controled for set A M-TH-cm-sq-v-6-a b-fix = +.02 p < .017 Additionally controled for set B

Control variables SET A
- socio-demographic characteristics
  - age
  - income
  - education
  - employmeent
- long-term health condition
- number of children under age 4

Control variables SET B
- drinking alcohol
- smoking
- eating behaviors
  - never eat red meat
  - never eat fish
  - drink low fat or skinny milk
  - avoid fat foods
- BMI
- regular exercise

Granger test suggests that causality runs from nutrition to happiness and not reversedly