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Table 5 General linear model for each of the three dependent health variables and occurrence of each LE

From: The impact of life events on adult physical and mental health and well-being: longitudinal analysis using the GoWell health and well-being survey

Life eventsb Health outcome measuresa
SF-12 MCS SF-12 PCS WEMWBS
Yes No Between group differences p value Yes No Between group differences p value Yes No Between group differences p value
Health event 45.01 (43.8 to 46.3) 51.03 (50.3 to 51.8) −6.0 (−7.5 to −4.5) 0.000* 36.09 (34.8 to 37.4) 44.41 (43.6 to 45.2) −8.3 (−9.9 to −6.8) 0.000* 45.62 (44.5 to 46.7) 50.68 (50.0 to 51.3) −5.1 (−6.4 to −3.7) 0.000*
New job 53.96 (51.4 to 56.5) 49.07 (48.4 to 49.7) 4.9 (2.3 to 7.5) 0.000* 44.64 (41.9 to 47.3) 41.99 (41.3 to 42.9) 2.7 (−0.2 to 5.5) 0.065 53.34 (51.1 to 55.6) 49.03 (48.4 to 49.6) 4.3 (2.0 to 6.6) 0.000*
Unemployment 51.65 (49.3 to 54.0) 49.25 (48.6 to 49.9) 2.4 (−0.9 to 4.9) 0.059 42.93 (40.4 to 45.5) 42.11 (41.4 to 42.8) 0.8 (−1.8 to 3.4) 0.545 50.06 (48.0 to 52.2) 49.3 (48.7 to 49.9) 0.8 (−1.4 to 3.0) 0.480
Parenthood 52.83 (50.0 to 55.7) 49.23 (48.6 to 49.9) 3.6 (0.7 to 6.5) 0.016* 44.85 (41.8 to 47.9) 42.05 (41.3 to 42.8) 2.8 (−0.3 to 5.9) 0.080 51.21 (48.6 to 53.8) 49.26 (48.7 to 49.8) 2.0 (−0.7 to 4.6) 0.147
Relationship break down 42.41 (39.3 to 45.5) 49.75 (49.1 to 50.4) −7.3 (−10.6 to −4.1) 0.000* 40.56 (37.2 to 43.9) 42.29 (41.6 to 43.0) −1.7 (−5.2 to 1.7) 0.328 44.80 (42.1 to 47.6) 49.56 (49.0 to 50.1) −4.8 (−7.6 to −1.9) 0.001*
Bereavement 47.75 (46.5 to 49.0) 50.03 (49.3 to 50.8) −2.3 (−3.8 to −0.8) 0.002* 40.61 (39.3 to 42.0) 42.75 (41.9 to 43.5) −2.1 (−3.7 to −0.6) 0.008* 48.16 (47.0 to 49.33) 49.8 (49.1 to 50.4) −1.6 (−2.9 to −0.3) 0.017*
Marriage 52.46 (46.8 to 58.1) 49.40 (48.7 to 50.0) 3.1 (−2.6 to 8.7) 0.290 44.87 (38.9 to 50.9) 42.15 (41.5 to 42.8) 2.7 (−3.3 to 8.8) 0.377 54.93 (50.0 to 59.9) 49.30 (48.7 to 49.9) 5.6 (0.6 to 10.6) 0.027*
Victimisation 44.45 (42.0 to 46.9) 49.81 (49.1 to 50.5) −5.4 (−7.9 to −2.9) 0.000* 41.83 (39.2 to 44.4) 42.2 (41.5 to 42.9) −0.4 (−3.0 to 2.3) 0.780 45.04 (42.9 to 47.2) 49.7 (49.1 to 50.3) −4.6 (−6.9 to −2.4) 0.000*
Behavioural problem with child 49.64 (45.7 to 53.6) 49.46 (48.8 to 50.1) 0.2 (−3.8 to 4.2) 0.931 41.12 (36.9 to 45.4) 42.12 (41.4 to 42.8) 1.0 (−5.3 to 3.3) 0.651 47.34 (43.8 to 50.8) 49.4 (48.8 to 49.9) −2.0 (−5.6 to 1.5) 0.264
Housing improvement 49.29 (48.3 to 50.2) 50.26 (49.3 to 51.2) 1.0 (−2.3 to 0.4) 0.150 41.45 (40.4 to 42.5) 43.08 (42.1 to 44.1) −1.6 (−3.1 to −0.2) 0.025* 48.52 (47.7 to 49.3) 50.81 (50.0 to 51.6) −2.3 (−3.4 to −1.1) 0.000*
House move 48.07 (47.0 to 49.1) 50.15 (49.4 to 50.9) −2.1 (−3.4 to −0.8) 0.002* 42.21 (41.1 to 43.3) 42.08 (41.2 to 42.9) 0.1 (−1.3 to 1.6) 0.866 47.55 (46.6 to 48.5) 50.22 (49.5 to 50.9) −2.7 (−3.8 to −1.5) 0.000*
  1. a,bData collected at Wave 3, 2011; demographic characteristics collected at follow-up Wave 3 survey (gender, age and highest educational attainment) and baseline measures of health (WEMWBS, SF-12 PCS, SF-12 MCS) collected at Wave 2 survey were included in the models as controls