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Table 6 Multinomial logistic regression analyses of demographic, socioeconomic and health status characteristics on caring† in the 1946–51 cohort: odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs)

From: Socioeconomic factors associated with trajectories of caring by young and mid-aged women: a cohort study

Characteristics Latent classesa
  Overall highest OR (95% CIs) Low then increasing OR (95% CIs)
Country of birth b   
European/Asia/other non ESB 0.92 (0.8, 1.1) 0.74 (0.6, 0.9)*
Other ESB 0.69 (0.6, 0.8)*** 0.71 (0.6, 0.9)**
Australia (ref) 1 1
Occupational status c   
No occupation 1.33 (1.1, 1.5)*** 0.97 (0.8, 1.2)
Elementary clerical/production 0.88 (0.7, 1.1) 1.07 (0.8, 1.4)
Intermediate clerical/production 1.06 (0.9, 1.2) 0.85 (0.7, 1.1)
Trade/advanced clerical 0.91 (0.8, 1.1) 0.86 (0.7, 1.1)
Manager/professional (ref) 1 1
Ability to manage on available income   
Impossible/Difficult always 1.24 (1.0, 1.5)* 1.19 (0.9, 1.6)
Difficult sometimes 1.24 (1.1, 1.5)** 1.22 (0.9, 1.5)
Not too bad (ref) 1.06 (0.9, 1.2) 0.96 (0.8, 1.2)
Easy 1 1
Labour force participation d   
Not in labour force 1.05 (0.9, 1.2) 0.85 (0.7, 1.1)
Part-time 1.28 (1.1, 1.5)*** 1.02 (0.9, 1.2)
Full-time (ref) 1 1
Alcohol consumption   
Risky drinker 0.67 (0.5, 0.9)** 0.73 (0.5, 1.1)
Low risk drinker 0.85 (0.7, 0.9)* 1.10 (0.9, 1.4)
Rarely drinks 0.96 (0.8, 1.1) 1.29 (1.0, 1.6)*
Non-drinker (ref) 1 1
  1. †from latent class analysis; N = 9231; *P ≤ 0.05; **P ≤ 0.01; ***P ≤ 0.001 (all 2-sided); a Reference category = overall lowest; bESB = English speaking background; cmeasured at survey 3; dpart-time ≤34 hours/week, FT = full-time 35+ hours/weeks.