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Table 4 Odds Ratios [OR (95% CI)] for Self-Reporting Psychiatric Illness or Psychosomatic Complaints in the Study Population (simultaneous adjustment for all the independent variables, except migration-related ones): SALLS 1994–2001

From: Mental health of immigrants from the former Soviet Bloc: a future problem for primary health care in the enlarged European Union? A cross-sectional study

Variable Level OR (CI 95%) Self-reported psychiatric illness OR (CI 95%) Self-reported psychosomatic complaints
Country of birth Sweden 1 (Reference) 1 (Reference)
  Poland 2.17 (1.55–3.03) 2.27 (1.63–3.15)
  Other East European countries 2.17 (1.54–3.02) 1.44 (1.05–1.96)
  The former Soviet Union 1.09 (0.58–2.05) 1.16 (0.69–1.93)
Age 25–44 1 (Reference) 1 (Reference)
  45–64 1.13 (1.06–1.20) 1.04 (0.99–1.10)
  65–84 1.14 (1.06–1.23) 0.88 (0.83–0.94)
Sex Women 1 (Reference) 1 (Reference)
  Men 0.56 (0.52–0.59) 0.54 (0.52–0.57)
Marital status Married/cohabiting 1 (Reference) 1 (Reference)
  Single 1.65 (1.56–1.76) 1.06 (1.01–1.11)
Social network Good 1 (Reference) 1 (Reference)
  Poor 1.48 (1.38–1.59) 1.04 (0.98–1.10)
Occupation status White-collar 1 (Reference) 1 (Reference)
  Lower white-collar 1.24 (1.14–1.35) 1.24 (1.16–1.33)
  Self-employed 1.09 (0.98–1.21) 1.37 (1.27–1.48)
  Students 1.47 (1.26–1.72) 1.18 (1.04–1.35)
  Blue-collar workers 1.21 (1.13–1.29) 1.52 (1.44–1.60)
Housing tenure Ownership 1 (Reference) 1 (Reference)
  Renting 1.28 (1.20–1.36) 1.12 (1.07–1.18)
Smoking No 1 (Reference) 1 (Reference)
  Yes 1.32 (1.24–1.41) 1.23 (1.16–1.30)
  1. Abbreviations: SALLS, Swedish Annual Level of Living Survey; OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.
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