Correlational finding on Happiness and Body Mass Index (BMI)Subject code: B03ac01ca

 Study Blanchflower et al. (2013): study GB Wales 2007 Title Is Psychological Well-Being Linked to the Consumption of Fruit and Vegetables? Source Social Indicators Research, 2013, Vol. 114, 785 - 801 URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11205-012-0173-y DOI DOI: 10.1007/s11205-012-0173-y Public 16+ aged, general public, Wales, UK, 2007-2010 Sample Probability simple random sample Non-Response Respondents N = 49972

 Correlate Author's label BMI Page in Source Table 6 Our classification Body Mass Index (BMI), code B03ac01ca Operationalization ```Selfreport on height and weight. ``` Remarks ```The Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated as weight (kg) divided by squared height (m2) ```

 Observed Relation with Happiness HappinessMeasure Statistics Elaboration/Remarks M-TH-cm-sq-v-5-b b=-.00 p < .01 ```B (-.0022) controlled for: -Consumption of fruit and vegetables -Demographic characteristics -age -gender -Socioeconomic characteristics -education -occupation -household location -Health -disability -exercise -smoking ```

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
 Code Full Text M-TH-cm-sq-v-5-b Selfreport on single question:How much of the time during the past 4 weeks have you felt happy?5 all the time4 most of the time3 sometimes2 rarely1 never- don't know- don't rememberPart of 9 item ODIN Affect Balance Scale (A-AB/cm/mq/v/5/..)

Appendix 2: Statistics used
 Symbol Explanation b REGRESSION COEFFICIENT (non-standardized) by LEAST SQUARES (OLS)Type: test statisticMeasurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metricTheoretical range: unlimitedMeaning: b > 0 A higher correlate level corresponds with a higher happiness rating on average.B < 0 A higher correlate level corresponds with a lower happiness rating on average.B = 0 Not any correlation with the relevant correlate.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl