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Table 6 Multivariate logistic regressions to predict low self-rated health*

From: Health risk factors and self-rated health among job-seekers

   Women
(n = 3,441)
Men
(n = 3,908)
Total sample
(n = 7,349)
Variables   OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Tobacco smoking (No) Yes 1.13 0.96-1.34 1.14 0.97-1.33 1.15 1.02-1.29
Risky drinking (No) Yes 1.22 0.98-1.52 1.15 0.99-1.35 1.17 1.03-1.33
Overweight (No) Yes 1.68 1.41-2.00 1.63 1.40-1.89 1.67 1.49-1.87
Low fruit and vegetable intake (No) Yes 1.58 1.09-2.28 1.41 0.90-2.19 1.55 1.16-2.05
Physical inactivity (No) Yes 1.47 1.23-1.76 1.78 1.51-2.11 1.66 1.47-1.88
Illicit drug use (No) Yes 0.92 0.62-1.37 1.29 1.02-1.62 1.14 0.93-1.38
Gender (Male) Female - - - - 1.67 1.50-1.87
Age group (18-24) 25-39 years 0.97 0.79-1.20 1.14 0.96-1.36 1.06 0.93-1.22
  40-64 years 1.60 1.19-2.15 2.72 2.08-3.55 2.17 1.78-2.64
Life-time unemployment (< 6 months) 6-24 months 1.16 0.96-1.41 1.45 1.22-1.73 1.31 1.15-1.49
  > 24 months 1.93 1.53-2.44 1.92 1.56-2.37 1.88 1.61-2.19
School (> 11 years) < 10 years 1.44 1.10-1.87 1.60 1.27-2.00 1.54 1.30-1.82
  10-11 years 1.43 1.17-1.74 1.31 1.08-1.59 1.35 1.18-1.55
Family status (Single) Married 1.05 0.83-1.34 1.64 1.29-2.08 1.29 1.09-1.53
  Divorced 0.99 0.73-1.35 1.19 0.87-1.62 1.09 0.87-1.35
  Widowed 1.13 0.54-2.34 4.11 0.94-18.03 1.49 0.78-2.82
  1. Notes: *Health was rated as good, fair or poor as opposed to excellent or very good.
  2. OR = odds ratio, 95% CI = 95% confidence interval.
  3. Brackets indicate reference category.