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Table 2 Unadjusted odds ratio for poor/fair self-rated health status for individuals aged 15 years and older in the first National Health Survey of Pakistan

From: Self-rated health in Pakistan: results of a national health survey

Variable   Total Individuals with poor/fair SRH (%) Unadjusted Odds ratio for poor/fair SRH (95% CI) P-value
Number of individuals   9373 6101 (65.1)   
Age 15–19 1636 866(14.2) 1.0 <0.0001
  ≥ 20 7737 5235(85.8) 1.86(1.67,2.07)  
Sex Female 4995 3856 (63.2) 3.22 (2.94, 3.51) <0.0001
  Male 4378 2245 (36.8) 1.0  
Marital status Never married 2239 1197 (20.6) 1.0 <0.0001
  Married 5980 4043 (69.4) 1.82 (1.65, 2.01)  
  Widow/widower/ divorced/separated 708 582 (10.0) 4.02 (3.26, 4.96)  
Dwelling Rural 5995 4087 (67.0) 1.45 (1.33, 1.58) <0.0001
  Urban 3378 2014 (33.0) 1.0  
Literacy Literate 3012 1570 (25.7) 1.0 <0.0001
  Illiterate 6361 4531 (74.3) 2.27 (2.08, 2.49)  
Socioeconomic status (SES) Low SES 3103 2228 (36.5) 1.81 (1.59, 2.04) <0.0001
  Middle SES 4592 2891 (47.4) 1.21 (1.08, 1.35)  
  High SES 1678 982 (16.1) 1.0  
Province Punjab 4858 4015 (65.8) 9.20 (8.17, 0.36) <0.0001
  NWFP 1468 684 (11.2) 1.69 (1.47, 1.94)  
  Balochistan 1074 729 (11.9) 4.08 (3.48, 4.78)  
  Sindh 1973 673 (11.0) 1.0  
Currently use tobacco Yes 2307 1433 (23.5) 0.84 (0.76, 0.93) <0.01
  No 7066 4668 (76.5) 1.0  
Hypertension Normal 7522 4832 (80.1) 1.0 <0.01
  Hypertensive 1772 1203 (19.9) 1.18 (1.05, 1.31)