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Table 2 Influence of socio-demographic and health-related variables on the chance of participating in preventive health check-up; results of the multivariate logistic regression model

From: Predictors of participation in preventive health examinations in Austria

  Men Women
OR 95% CI P OR 95% CI P
Age
20-40 yrs 1    1   
41-64 yrs 2.090.886 1.86-2.34 <0.001 1.66 1.48-1.86 <0.001
65 yrs and older 1.840.476 1.58-2.13 <0.001 1.1 0.96-1.27 0.187
Highest achieved educational status
Primary education 1    1   
Secondary education 1.425 1.227-1.654 <0.001 1.280 1.138-1.439 <0.001
Tertiary education 1.884 1.523-2.330 <0.001 1.187 0.981-1.436 <0.001
Monthly net household income/person
≤Euro 600.- 1    1   
Euro 601–1500.- 1.186 1.061-1.325 0.003 1.282 1.155-1.422 <0.001
>Euro 1500.- 1.356 1.149-1.599 <0.001 1.306 1.098-1.554 0.003
Country of birth
Austria 1    1   
European Union 15 0.432 0.290-0.644 <0.001 1.072 0.752-1.528 0.701
European Union 27 0.359 0.197-0.655 0.001 0.737 0.471-1.154 0.182
Former Yugoslavia and Turkey 0.452 0.345-0.592 0.000 0.511 0.391-0.666 <0.001
Others 0.646 0.445-0.940 0.022 0.195 0.112-0.340 <0.001
Self-rated overall health status
Very good 1    1   
Good 1.027 0.909-1.161 0.664 0.991 0.879-1.119 0.888
Satisfactory 0.892 0.746-1.067 0.213 0.983 0.831-1.164 0.846
Bad 0.568 0.412-0.783 0.001 0.976 0.730-1.305 0.870
Very bad 0.658 0.375-1.155 0.145 0.569 0.318-1.020 0.058
Self-rated health satisfaction 1.144 0.920-1.423 0.227 1.182 0.970-1.441 0.098
Presence of chronic diseases (yes) 1.206 1.070-1.360 0.002 1.185 1.059-1.326 0.003
BMI       
Normal 1    1   
Underweight 0.542 0.260-1.130 0.120 0.992 0.748-1.317 0.958
Overweight 1.111 0.996-1.240 0.059 1.016 0.909-1.137 0.779
Obesity 0.958 0.813-1.129 0.608 0.951 0.818-1.106 0.515
Subjective perceived psychosocial discomfort (no) 1.142 1.009-1.292 0.035 1.087 0.973-1.214 0.142
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