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Table 3 Logistic regressions on consent to health data linkage: Marginal effects

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  
  M.E. S.E. M.E. S.E. M.E. S.E.
England 0.00 0.01 0.06 0.04 -0.02 0.01
London/SE -0.02* 0.01 0.03 0.03 -0.02* 0.01
Male -0.00 0.01 0.03* 0.01 0.02*** 0.00
British/Irish White 0.05* 0.02 0.18*** 0.03 0.09*** 0.01
Aged 50-52    0.02 0.03 0.02 0.01
Number of own children in the household (ref: none)       
  1 -0.02 0.01 0.00 0.03 0.02* 0.01
  2 -0.01 0.01 -0.01 0.03 0.01 0.01
  3 or more -0.02 0.02 0.07 0.04 0.01 0.01
Lives alone 0.03 0.02 0.04 0.02 -0.02** 0.01
Highest degree (ref: higher degree)       
  First degree -0.02 0.03 -0.08 0.05 0.01 0.01
  Diploma -0.03 0.03 -0.12** 0.05 0.03* 0.01
  A-level -0.03 0.03 -0.08 0.05 0.03** 0.01
  Other qualification -0.02 0.02 -0.10* 0.05 0.03** 0.01
  No educational qualification -0.05 0.03 -0.14** 0.05 -0.00 0.01
Unemployed 0.03 0.03 0.02 0.05 0.02 0.01
Socio-economic status (ref = managerial/professional)       
  Intermediate -0.01 0.02 -0.01 0.03 -0.01 0.01
  Employers 0.06** 0.02 -0.11* 0.05 -0.02 0.02
  Supervisory 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.04 0.02 0.01
  Routine 0.02 0.01 0.00 0.03 0.02* 0.01
  Other status 0.03 0.02 -0.03 0.04 -0.02 0.01
Monthly gross earnings (ref: bottom quartile)       
  2nd quartile 0.03* 0.01 -0.02 0.02 0.00 0.01
  3rd quartile 0.11*** 0.01 -0.01 0.05 -0.03* 0.01
  4th quartile 0.11*** 0.01 -0.04 0.05 -0.03* 0.01
Subjective health (ref: excellent)       
  Good 0.00 0.01 -0.03 0.02 0.00 0.01
  Fair -0.04*** 0.01 -0.07** 0.03 -0.00 0.01
  Poor 0.01 0.02 -0.04 0.04 -0.01 0.01
  Very poor 0.02 0.03 0.01 0.06 -0.00 0.01
Body mass index (ref: bottom quartile)       
  2nd quartile 0.09* 0.04 -0.05 0.05 0.01 0.02
  3rd quartile 0.09* 0.04 -0.04 0.05 0.00 0.02
  4th quartile 0.12** 0.04 0.02 0.05 0.02 0.02
Health limits daily activities -0.00 0.02 0.00 0.03 0.01 0.01
Suffering from an illness 0.03 0.02 0.05 0.04 0.02** 0.01
Reported health problem       
  Diabetes -0.03 0.02 0.05 0.03 0.01 0.01
  Relating to stomach problems 0.03* 0.02 0.02 0.03 -0.01 0.01
  Cancer 0.02 0.05 0.10 0.06 -0.02 0.02
  Epilepsy -0.02 0.05 -0.01 0.08 0.01 0.03
  Relating to chest problems 0.03 0.01 0.00 0.02 0.00 0.01
  Other health problem -0.00 0.02 -0.01 0.03 -0.00 0.01
  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.