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Table 4 Panel linear regression model for examining the mediated effect

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

  Step 1a) Step 2b) Step 3b)
MD SHS SHS
Sex Male 1.01 −0.12*** −0.12***
Age   1.00 0.01*** 0.01*
Marital status (single) Married 0.85 0.11*** 0.11***
Etc 0.64* 0.10*** 0.10***
Education (under elem.) High school 1.50*** −0.14*** − 0.15***
Over univ. 1.71*** −0.15*** − 0.16***
Household income (quantile 1) Quantile 2 1.07 −0.03 −0.03
Quantile 3 1.10 −0.07*** −0.07***
Quantile 4 1.14 −0.09*** −0.09***
Quantile 5 1.45** −1.15*** −0.16***
Economic activity Yes 0.79** −0.04** −0.04**
Insurance type NHI 1.10 −0.27*** −0.28***
Disability Yes 1.65*** 0.30*** 0.29***
MCD   1.25*** 0.15*** 0.15***
MD Yes    0.09***
  1. Note: a) OR, b) Adjusted β, 3) *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001;
  2. MCD Multimorbidity, SHS Subjective Health Status, MD Medical Device