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Table 1 Variables included in the logistic regression with good/not good QOL as the dependent variable

From: Inequalities of quality of life in unemployed young adults: A population-based questionnaire study

Variable Scalea) Categorised
Health-related variables   
Dizziness N No/yes
Anxiety N No/yes
Difficulty in relaxing N No/yes
Overweight N No/yes
Lack of appetite N No/yes
Loss of weight N No/yes
Abdominal pain N No/yes
Headache N No/yes
Backache N No/yes
Myalgia/arthralgia N No/yes
Mental health index Q: 0 to 6 symptoms Low (0–2)/high (3–6)
Subjective health O: Good (1) to poor (5) Good (1)/rather good (2)/not good (3–5)
Other variables   
Relations to friends O: Very satisfied (1) to very dissatisfied (5) Satisfied (1)/not satisfied (2–5)
Close contact with persons outside home N Yes/no
Social contacts outside home O: None (1) to >8 (4) >8 persons (4)/8 persons or < 8 persons (1–3)
Feeling lonesome O: Yes, often (1) to no, never (4) No (3–4)/yes (1–2)
Support from parents/partner/friend/relatives O: Very good support (1) to none (5) and not relevant (6) for each of these persons Very good support (1) from at least one of these persons/less than very good support from all these persons (2–6)
Self-esteem index Q: Low self-esteem index (0) to high self-esteem index (6) Low (0)/high (1–6)
Satisfaction with:   
- economy O: Very satisfied (1) to very dissatisfied (5) Satisfied (1–3)/not satisfied (4–5)
- spare time O: Very satisfied (1) to very dissatisfied (5) Satisfied (1–2)/neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (3)/not satisfied (4–5)
- dwelling O: Very satisfied (1) to very dissatisfied (5) Satisfied (1–2)/not satisfied (3–5)
Opportunities to make own decisions O: Very good (1) to very bad (5) Very good (1)/good (2)/not good (3–5)
Married/cohabiting N No/yes
Living with parents N No/yes
  1. a) N = Nominal scale; O = Ordinal scale; Q = Quote scale.