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Table 2 Logistic regression model relating groups of variables and MCS

From: Social relationships and HRQL: A cross-sectional survey among older Italian adults

    MCS
    O.R 95.0% C.I.
     Lower Upper
SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES Age 60–74 1   
   75+ 1.032 0.976 1.091
  Gender male 1   
   female 0.705** 0.660 0.754
CULTURAL-ECONOMICS VARIABLES Self-assessment of household income good 1   
   adequate 0.843* 0.723 0.984
   inadequate 0.596** 0.509 0.698
   absolutely inadequate 0.405** 0.327 0.503
  Educational level university 1   
   no formal education 0.780* 0.668 0.911
   primary 0.861* 0.743 0.998
   secondary 0.992 0.843 1.167
LIFESTYLE Regular physical activities yes 1   
   no 0.899* 0.846 0.955
  Tobacco use non-smoker 1   
   smoker 0.861** 0.797 0.930
   former smoker 1.012 0.951 1.077
SOCIAL NETWORK Living alone no 1   
   yes 0.980 0.835 1.151
  Marital status married 1   
   unmarried 0.905 0.794 1.031
  Leisure time for spiritual activities in the last three months yes 1   
   no 0.815** 0.761 0.873
  Leisure time for recreational activities in the last three months yes 1   
   no 0.820** 0.767 0.876
  Distance too long between own home and relatives' home no 1   
   yes 0.863** 0.812 0.917
  Frequency of seeing/meeting friends III terzile 1   
   I terzile 0.656** 0.612 0.702
   II terzile 0.871** 0.826 0.918
  Frequency of seeing/meeting family III terzile 1   
   I terzile 0.828** 0.779 0.879
   II terzile 0.927* 0.876 0.981
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA Regional aggregate North-West 1   
   North-East 1.149** 1.069 1.236
   Centre 0.991 0.919 1.068
   South 0.912* 0.850 0.979
   Islands 1.037 0.948 1.134
MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND HEALTH CARE SERVICES ACCESS/USE Any disease in the last four weeks no 1   
   yes 0.658** 0.626 0.692
  Reduced autonomy because of chronic disease no 1   
   yes, sometimes 0.622** 0.572 0.677
   yes, often 0.349** 0.318 0.383
  Medical consultation no 1   
   yes 0.799** 0.760 0.841
  Chronic medical condition none 1   
   one chronic disease 0.752** 0.685 0.826
   more than one chronic disease 0.509** 0.446 0.579
  Drugs in the last two days no 1   
   yes 0.598** 0.547 0.654
   I don't know 0.553 0.277 1.104
INTERACTIONS Gender (male) by marital status (married) 1   
  Gender (female) by marital status (unmarried) 1.116 0.957 1.302
  Gender (male) by living alone (no) 1   
  Gender (female) by living alone (yes) 1.061 0.883 1.274
  Chronic medical condition (none)*drugs in the last two days (no) 1   
  Chronic medical condition (one chronic disease)*drugs in the last two days (yes) 1.198* 1.058 1.357
  Chronic medical condition (one chronic disease)*drugs in the last two days (I don't know) 0.894 0.270 2.965
  Chronic medical condition (more than one chronic disease)*drugs in the last two days (yes) 1.262* 1.085 1.467
  Chronic medical condition (more than one chronic disease)*drugs in the last two days (I don't know) 1.252 0.401 3.908
  1. * p < 0.05; **p < 0.001