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Table 2 Linear regression analysis of the neighborhood age composition with mental health in older adults (N = 1255)

From: Do perceived social neighborhood factors explain the association between neighborhood age composition and mental health among Dutch older adults?

  Mental healtha
Characteristics B 95% CI
HHI scoreb, homogeneity neighborhood age structure 0.40 0.05; 0.74*
Percentage children (0–14 years), mean (SD) 0.30 0.08; 0.51*
Percentage adolescents (15–24 year), mean (SD) 0.16 − 0.13; 0.45
Percentage young adults (25–44 year), mean (SD) − 0.07 − 0.21; 0.06
Percentage middle-aged adults (45–65 year), mean (SD) 0.16 − 0.02; 0.35
Percentage older adults in neighborhood (65+ year), mean (SD) −0.09 − 0.18; 0.01
  1. CI confidence interval, HHI Herfindahl-Hirschman Index. a The MHI is assessed by the 5-item mental health inventory (MHI-5), range from 0 to 100 (a higher score indicating better mental health) b The HHI is defined as homogeneity of the neighborhood age structure (score from 0 to 100, where a higher score indicates more homogeneity in neighborhood age structure). All models were adjusted for sex, age, marital status, highest attained education, household income, and neighborhood income. * significant at a level of < 0.05