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Table 3 Logistic regression assessing personal demographics and family health characteristics as predictors of mental health diagnosis

From: Family burden, family health and personal mental health

  B Wald Chi-square Odds ratio 95% CI for odds ratio
     Lower Upper
Sex; female versus male (ref) .43 18.76*** 1.53 1.26 1.86
Age; 18–64 versus 65–98 years old (ref) 1.28 66.23*** 3.61 2.65 4.92
Marital status: Married / cohabitating (ref)   14.05***    
Marital status: Divorced / separated / widowed .21 2.62 1.23 .96 1.58
Marital status: Never married .49 13.71*** 1.63 1.26 2.11
Education: 16 years or more (ref)   11.48**    
Education:0--11 years .52 9.83** 1.68 1.21 2.31
Education: 12 years .34 6.53** 1.40 1.08 1.81
Education: 13–15 years .29 5.16* 1.34 1.04 1.72
HHinc; $0 to $59,082 V $59,083 to $200,000 (ref) .30 7.60** 1.35 1.09 1.67
Any parental illness; present V absent (ref) .19 1.65 1.21 .91 1.61
Any spousal illness; present V absent (ref) -.09 .16 .92 .60 1.39
Any illness among children; present V absent (ref) .27 2.240 1.31 .92 1.88
Any illness among siblings; present V absent (ref) -.10 .54 .90 .69 1.19
Any physical illness in family; present V absent (ref) .12 .85 1.13 .87 1.48
Any mental illness in family; present V absent (ref) .55 14.56*** 1.73 1.31 2.29
  1. Key: HHinc Household income, Ref reference category; * = p < .05; ** = p < .01; *** = p < .001; V versus (N = 3192 (2009 valid cases, 1183 missing cases).