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Table 2 The odds ratios of personal characteristics and the provision of grandchild care by logistic regression

From: Evolution in intergenerational exchanges between elderly people and their grandchildren in Taiwan; data from a multiple round cross-sectional study from 1993 to 2007

  Total
Characteristics Odds ratios (95% CI)
Gender  
   Male --
   Female 1.35(1.13-1.61)**
Age (years)  
   60~69 --
   70~79 0.43(0.36-0.52)***
   80~89 0.14(0.10-0.20)***
   90~99 0.08(0.02-0.24)***
Partnership status  
   Living without partner --
   Living with partner 1.73(1.41-2.11)***
Ethnicity  
   Fuchien --
   Hakka 1.19(0.96-1.47)
   Mainlander 1.74(1.34-2.26)***
   Other 0.95(0.47-1.93)
Living place  
   Large city --
   Big city 1.06(0.77-1.45)
   Small city 1.17(0.90-1.54)
   Township 1.42(1.07-1.89)*
   Rural area 1.16(0.89-1.51)
Co-residence with children  
   No --
   Yes 2.64(2.19-3.19)***
Employment status  
   No job --
   Full time job 0.51(0.39-0.67)***
   Part time job 0.83(0.54-1.28)
Self-reported health status  
   Bad to very bad --
   Good to normal 1.67(1.39-2.00)***
Year  
   1993 --
   1999 2.01(1.49-2.72)***
   2007 2.34(1.75-3.14)***
  1. *p value < 0.05 ** p < 0.01 ***P < 0.001
  2. #including "have no answer" and "never think about this issue"