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Table 2 Logistic regressions on consent to health data linkage: Beta-coefficients

From: Analysis of four studies in a comparative framework reveals: health linkage consent rates on British cohort studies higher than on UK household panel surveys

  NCDS BHPS UKHLS
  Coeff. S.E. Coeff. S.E. Coeff. S.E.
England 0.01 0.08 0.22 0.16 -0.11 0.07
London/SE -0.14* 0.06 0.16 0.11 -0.10* 0.05
Male -0.02 0.06 0.13* 0.05 0.09*** 0.03
British/Irish White 0.33* 0.13 0.74*** 0.13 0.47*** 0.05
Aged 50-52    0.22 0.14 0.10 0.06
Number of own children in the household (ref: none)       
  1 -0.10 0.07 -0.02 0.12 0.11* 0.05
  2 -0.04 0.07 -0.12 0.12 0.08 0.05
  3 or more -0.09 0.10 0.24 0.18 0.05 0.08
Lives alone 0.19 0.10 0.12 0.10 -0.13** 0.04
Highest degree (ref: higher degree)       
  First degree -0.13 0.16 -0.41* 0.19 0.06 0.06
  Diploma -0.19 0.19 -0.56** 0.19 0.15* 0.06
  A-level -0.20 0.17 -0.45* 0.21 0.19** 0.07
  Other qualification -0.14 0.15 -0.48* 0.19 0.15** 0.05
  No educational qualification -0.31 0.16 -0.65** 0.20 -0.02 0.06
Unemployed 0.16 0.18 -0.05 0.22 0.11 0.06
Socio-economic status (ref = managerial/professional)       
  Intermediate -0.05 0.10 -0.08 0.11 -0.05 0.06
  Employers 0.34** 0.11 -0.50* 0.20 -0.11 0.09
  Supervisory 0.11 0.11 0.05 0.15 0.08 0.07
  Routine 0.14 0.09 -0.02 0.11 0.11* 0.05
  Other status 0.20 0.11 -0.13 0.18 -0.09 0.07
Monthly gross earnings (ref: bottom quartile)       
  2nd quartile 0.18* 0.08 -0.10 0.09 0.00 0.04
  3rd quartile 0.67*** 0.09 -0.12 0.19 -0.15* 0.07
  4th quartile 0.66*** 0.09 -0.18 0.19 -0.16* 0.08
Subjective health (ref: excellent)       
  Good 0.00 0.08 -0.13 0.09 0.02 0.04
  Fair -0.28*** 0.08 -0.30** 0.11 -0.02 0.05
  Poor 0.05 0.11 -0.21 0.17 -0.06 0.06
  Very poor 0.12 0.16 0.04 0.23 -0.02 0.07
Body Mass Index (ref: bottom quartile)       
  2nd quartile 0.53* 0.25 -0.12 0.19 0.05 0.09
  3rd quartile 0.54* 0.26 -0.03 0.20 0.01 0.09
  4th quartile 0.72** 0.26 0.21 0.21 0.12 0.10
Health limits daily activities -0.03 0.09 0.02 0.12 0.06 0.04
Suffering from an illness 0.17 0.15 0.23 0.16 0.12** 0.05
Reported health problem       
  Diabetes -0.16 0.13 0.24 0.13 0.06 0.07
  Relating to stomach problems 0.21* 0.09 0.05 0.11 -0.04 0.07
  Cancer 0.11 0.28 0.35 0.25 -0.08 0.13
  Epilepsy -0.13 0.28 -0.12 0.31 0.05 0.17
  Relating to chest problems 0.16 0.08 -0.01 0.10 0.01 0.05
  Other health problem -0.00 0.13 0.10 0.18 -0.02 0.04
Constant 0.11 0.34 -0.58 0.38 0.67*** 0.14
Number of observations 9,264   5,881   35,536  
  1. Notes:
  2. Significant at ***99%, **95%, *90%.
  3. Results for NCDS not weighted. Results for BHPS and UKHLS weighted and standard errors adjusted for complex survey design.
  4. Source: NCDS Sweep 8, BHPS W18, UKHLS W1.