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Table 5 Fixed and random parameters of the social support multilevel models

From: Neighborhood differences in social capital in Ghent (Belgium): a multilevel approach

  Model 0 Model 1a Model 1b Model 2a Model 2b
  β (SE) β (SE) β (SE) β (SE) β (SE)
Fixed effects      
Constant 11.691 (0.169)*** 12.465 (0.207)*** 12.317 (0.160)*** 12.382 (0.190)*** 12.193 (0.117)***
Level 1      
Female   −0.069 (0.191)   −0.064 (0.190)  
65 years or older   −0.183 (0.246)   −0.197 (0.244)  
Low education level   −0.102 (0.273)   −0.052 (0.266)  
Single   −0.462 (0.221)* −0.464 (0.217)* −0.350 (0.219)  
Not Belgian   0.153 (0.312)   0.336 (0.313)  
Weak neighborhood attachment   −1.816 (0.224)*** −1.839 (0.220)*** −1.769 (0.219)*** −1.787 (0.216)***
<5 years of residence   −0.276 (0.224)   −0.149 (0.223)  
Level 2      
Deprived neighborhood     −0.115 (0.288)  
Percentage of elderly     −0.175 (0.107)  
Turnover     −0.567 (0.133)** −0.618 (0.102)***
Physical disorder     −0.194 (0.134)  
Random effects      
Level 1      
Constant 7.163 (0.378)*** 6.707 (0.355)*** 6.688 (0.353)*** 6.677 (0.344)*** 6.719 (0.354)***
Level 2      
Constant 0.794 (0.261)** 0.381 (0.166)* 0.410 (0.172)* 0.000 (0.000) 0.055 (0.095)
Intraclass correlation 0.100 0.054 0.058 0.000 0.008
Log likelihood 3708,957 3608,963 3632,345 3576,124 3615,077
∆ Log likelihood (∆ df)   99,994 76,612 132,833 93,880
P   < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001
  1. Note: *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001.
  2. Model 0: null model without level 1 and level 2 variables; Model 1a: model with only level 1 variables; Model 1b: parsimonious model with only level 1 variables; Model 2a: model with level 1 and level 2 variables; Model 2b: parsimonious model with level 1 and level 2 variables.