# Combined Dependent Variable Interpretation

#### Lyn_1

##### New Member
Hi,
I am running a regression model with a dependent variable called "pollution" which is based on an average of five variables. How should I go about interpreting results and the coefficients from my regression model?
I have two independent variables in my regression model that are both very significant.

#### hlsmith

##### Not a robit
So the dependent variable is a composite variable. Why average values and not use them all?

#### j58

##### Active Member
The regression coefficient of X is the expected increase in the dependent variable for a 1-unit increase in X with all other independent variables in the model held constant.

#### Lyn_1

##### New Member
So the dependent variable is a composite variable. Why average values and not use them all?
Hi,
I don't think I know what you are referring to? Should I average the values of each variable before averaging them together in the dependent variable?

#### hlsmith

##### Not a robit
My question was just related to what actually is your dependent variable? Can you explicitly state its structure and formulation. Thank you.