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Table 1 Description of variables

From: Subjective health status of multimorbidity: verifying the mediating effects of medical and assistive devices

Type Variables
Dependent variable Subjective health status 1: very good
2: good
3: fair
4: poor
5: very poor
Independent variable Multimorbidity 0, 1, 2, 3+
Mediator Use of medical device 0: no use
1: use
Control variables Sex 0: female
1: male
Age Continuous variable
Marital status 0: single
1: married
2: etc. (divorced, widowed)
Education 0: under elementary
1: under high school
2: over university
Household income 1: quantile 1 (low income)
2: quantile 2
3: quantile 3
4: quantile 4
5: quantile 5 (high income)
Economic activity 0: no
1: yes
Type of insurance 0: assistance
1: national health insurance
Disability 0: no
1: yes