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Table 4 UNIVARIABLE ANALYSIS of health related variables associated with the intention to completely retire from the workforce for Baby Boomers aged 50+

From: A survey of retirement intentions of baby boomers: an overview of health, social and economic determinants

  n/N   %  OR p value
Self-reported health (SF1)     
Excellent, Very good 74/326 22.6 1.00  
Good 92/326 28.1 1.34 (0.94 - 1.91) 0.108
Fair, Poor 45/159 28.4 1.36 (0.88 - 2.09) 0.164
General satisfaction with life     
Dissatisfied, not sure 29/127 23.1 1.00  
Satisfied 181/685 26.4 1.19 (0.76 - 1.86) 0.442
Physical activity     
No activity 40/149 26.6 1.00  
Activity but not sufficient 96/329 29.1 1.13 (0.73 - 1.75) 0.575
Sufficient activity 65/298 21.8 0.77 (0.49 - 1.21) 0.255
Smoking status     
Current smoker 32/121 26.5 1.00  
Not a current smoker 163/638 25.5 0.95 (0.61 - 1.48) 0.825
Daily fruit consumption     
0 to 1 serves per day 102/421 24.2 1.00  
2+ serves per day (recommendation) 92/326 28.4 1.24 (0.89 - 1.72) 0.203
Daily vegetable consumption     
0 to 4 serves per day 186/705 26.4 1.00  
5+ serves per day (recommendation) 8/42 19.2 0.66 (0.30 - 1.45) 0.303
Psychological Distress     
No psychological distress 190/742 25.6 1.00  
Psychological distress 21/70 29.3 1.21 (0.70 - 2.07) 0.496
BMI     
Underweight, Normal 53/168 31.6 1.00  
Overweight 71/324 21.9 0.61 (0.40 - 0.92) 0.020
Obese 62/249 24.9 0.72 (0.47 - 1.11) 0.135
Total 210/812 25.9