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Table 2 Ordinal logistic regression models for associations between indicators of familial social position and poor health. Separate models for each health variable, adjusted for sex and age

From: Health inequality in adolescence. Does stratification occur by familial social background, family affluence, or personal social position?

  HEALTH INDICATOR
STRATIFICATION INDICATOR Long-standing illness Overweight Use of mental health services Poor self-rated health Weekly health complaints
  Cumulative odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals2)
MODEL 11)
Father's SES      
   Upper white collar 1.0 (ref) 1.0 (ref) 1.0 (ref) 1.0 (ref) 1.0 (ref)
   Entrepreneur 1.0 (0.7–1.2) 1.8 (1.4–2.3) 0.7 (0.4–1.0) 1.1 (0.9–1.3) 1.1 (0.9–1.2)
   Lower white collar 1.0 (0.8–1.2) 1.3 (1.0–1.7) 1.0 (0.7–1.4) 1.1 (0.9–1.3) 1.0 (0.9–1.2)
   Blue collar/Other 0.9 (0.7–1.1) 1.8 (1.4–2.2) 1.4 (1.0–1.8) 1.2 (1.1–1.4) 1.1 (0.9–1.2)
Parent's education      
   Either has high level 1.0 (ref) 1.0 (ref) 1.0 (ref) 1.0 (ref) 1.0 (ref)
Either has middle level 1.0 (0.8–1.2) 1.6 (1.2–2.1) 1.2 (0.9–1.6) 1.2 (1.1–1.4) 1.0 (0.9–1.1)
   Both have low level 1.4 (1.0–1.8) 2.1 (1.6–2.8) 1.5 (1.0–2.1) 1.4 (1.2–1.7) 1.1 (0.9–1.3)
Parent's labour market position      
   Both gainfully employed 1.0 (ref) 1.0 (ref) 1.0 (ref) 1.0 (ref) 1.0 (ref)
At most one gainfully employed 1.1 (0.9–1.3) 1.4 (1.1–1.6) 1.9 (1.5–2.3) 1.4 (1.2–1.5) 1.2 (1.1–1.3)
MODEL 2 3)4)
Father's SES . . NS   NS . .
   Higher    1.0 (ref)   
   Blue collar/Other    1.3 (1.0–1.6)   
Parent's education    . .   . .
   Either has high level 1.0 (ref) 1.0 (ref)   1.0 (ref)  
   Either has middle level 1.0 (0.8–1.2) 1.6 (1.3–2.6)   1.3 (1.1–1.5)  
   Both have low level 1.4 (1.0–1.8) 2.0 (1.5–2.8)   1.3 (1.1–1.6)  
Parent's labour market position . .     
   Both gainfully employed   1.0 (ref) 1.0 (ref) 1.0 (ref) 1.0 (ref)
   At most one gainfully employed   1.3 (1.0–1.5) 1.8 (1.4–2.2) 1.3 (1.2–1.5) 1.2 (1.1–1.3)
  1. 1) Models: Health variable = Stratification indicator + Sex/Age variable.
  2. 2) Statistically significant cumulative odds ratios in bold.
  3. 3) Models for stratification indicators independently associated with the health variable: Health variable = Stratification indicator1 + Stratification indicator2 ... +Stratification indicatork + Sex/Age variable.
  4. 4) The categories giving approximately equal odds ratios were combined.
  5. .. = Not statistically significant in the previous step of analysis; NS = Not statistically significant in the model.