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Table 4 Ordinal logistic regression models for associations between personal 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 intervals1)
MODELS 1–22)
School achievement3)      
   Much above average 1.0 (ref) 1.0 (ref) 1.0 (ref) 1.0 (ref) 1.0 (ref)
   Slightly above average 0.9 (0.7–1.1) 1.2 (0.9–1.5) 1.1 (0.8–1.7) 1.5 (1.3–1.8) 1.0 (0.9–1.2)
   Average 0.8 (0.7–1.1) 1.6 (1.2–2.1) 1.4 (0.9–2.0) 2.1 (1.8–2.4) 1.3 (1.1–1.5)
   Below average 1.2 (0.9–1.5) 1.4 (1.1–1.9) 4.0 (2.7–5.9) 3.7 (3.0–4.5) 2.1 (1.7–2.5)
  1. 1) Statistically significant cumulative odds ratios in bold.
  2. 2) Models: Health variable = School achievement + Sex/Age variable.
  3. 3) Adolescents not in education or still in comprehensive school at age 16 were classified in the category "below average".