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Table 4 Effectsa (logit) of experiencing a transition in mental health, by sex (2004–2015)

From: Differences in the health transition patterns of migrants and non-migrants aged 50 and older in southern and western Europe (2004–2015)

Effects (logit) of becoming depressed as compared to remaining non-depressed
  Males (N = 46,137) Females (N = 45,076)
Log pseudo-likelihood −36,011 −38,987
Pseudo R2 0.0673 0.0666
  b SE b SE
Origin: non-migrants (ref)
 Western migrants 0.17** 0.08 0.15** 0.07
 Non-western migrants 0.02 0.13 0.00 0.12
Effects (logit) of recovering from depression as compared to remaining depressed
  Males (N = 9612) Females (N = 20,249)
Log pseudo-likelihood − 9788 −20,395
Pseudo R2 0.0730 0.0676
  b SE b SE
Origin: non-migrants (ref)
 Western migrants 0.15 0.12 −0.24*** 0.08
 Non-western migrants 0.01 0.16 −0.37*** 0.13
  1. Source: Own calculations based on data from respondents aged 50 and older in 10 southern and western European countries in SHARE (2004–2015)
  2. aThe effects shown pertain to the fully adjusted model. Results for the intermediate steps are shown in the appendix
  3. ** p < 0.05, *** p < 0.01