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Table 1 Association of socio-demographic variables, lifestyle factors, somatic variables and psychological variables with low and high SWB for men (N = 1780) and women (N = 1822)

From: “In the mood for ageing”: determinants of subjective well-being in older men and women of the population-based KORA-Age study

Variable names Low subjective well-being High subjective well-being p-value
Men (N = 1780) N = 324 (18.20%) N = 1456 (81.80%)  
Socio-demographic variables
 Low education 213 (65.74%) 857 (58.86%) 0.02
 Low income 198 (61.11%) 689 (47.32%) <.0001
 Living alone 67 (20.68%) 268 (18.41%) 0.34
Lifestyle factors
 Smoking 25 (7.72%) 96 (6.59%) 0.48
 Physical activity-inactive 153 (47.22%) 526 (36.13%) 0.0002
Somatic variables
 Multi-morbidity 305 (94.14%) 1221 (83.86%) <.0001
Psychological variables
 Anxiety-yes 60 (18.52%) 29 (1.99%) <.0001
 Depression-yes 17 (5.25%) 5 (0.34%) <.0001
 Sleeping problems 183 (56.48%) 545 (37.43%) <.0001
Women (N = 1822) N = 434 (23.82%) N = 1388 (76.18%)  
Socio-demographic variables
 Low education 374 (86.18%) 1177 (84.80%) 0.48
 Low income 246 (56.68%) 684 (49.28%) 0.01
 Family status-living alone 226 (52.07%) 626 (45.10%) 0.01
Lifestyle factors
 Smoking 26 (5.99%) 83 (5.98%) 0.99
 Physical activity-inactive 267 (61.52%) 561 (40.42%) <0.0001
Somatic variables
 Multi-morbidity 407 (93.78%) 1177 (84.80%) <0.0001
Psychological variables
 Anxiety-yes 138 (31.80%) 66 (4.76%) <0.0001
 Depression-yes 40 (9.22%) 5 (0.36%) <0.0001
 Sleeping problems 295 (67.97%) 601 (43.30%) <0.0001