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Table 2 Age and gender-adjusted educational differences in poor SRH, adjusting for childhood circumstances, current circumstances and health behaviour. Odds ratios (OR) with 95% CI:s and reduction in percentages (%).

From: The contribution of childhood circumstances, current circumstances and health behaviour to educational health differences in early adulthood

MODEL I:
Age+gender+educational level
High Middle Primary % reduction in ORa
  1.00 1.56 [0.98–2.48] 4.69 [2.63–8.32] Middle Primary
I+CHILDHOOD CIRCUMSTANCE(S)      
Parental education 1.00 1.55 [0.97–2.46] 4.74 [2.62–8.57] 2 -1
Childhood family structure 1.00 1.55 [0.98–2.48] 4.33 [2.41–7.78] 2b 10b
Urbansation level of childhood residence 1.00 1.57 [0.98–2.52] 4.79 [2.69–8.53] -2 -3
Financial difficulties in childhood family 1.00 1.54 [0.97–2.45] 4.54 [2.53–8.15] 4 4
Parental divorce 1.00 1.51 [0.94–2.40] 4.27 [2.38–7.68] 9 11
Parental alcohol problem 1.00 1.49 [0.93–2.37] 4.48 [2.54–7.90] 13 6
Parental serious illness of disability 1.00 1.47 [0.92–2.38] 4.50 [2.53–7.99] 16 5
Being bullied at school 1.00 1.47 [0.92–2.33] 4.27 [2.36–7.75] 16 11
All childhood circumstances (Model II) 1.00 1.46 [0.91–2.36] 3.80 [2.00–7.23] 18 24
I+CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCE(S)      
Main activity 1.00 1.58 [0.96–2.60] 4.19 [2.18–8.08] -4 14
Urbanisation level of current residence 1.00 1.73 [1.09–2.75] 5.04 [2.83–8.99] -30c -10c
All current circumstances (Model III) 1.00 1.73 [1.06–2.83] 4.41 [2.29–8.49] -30 8
I+HEALTH BEHAVIOUR(S)      
Daily smoking 1.00 1.41 [0.88–2.26] 3.80 [2.06–6.99] 27 24
Heavy drinking 1.00 1.52 [0.96–2.43] 4.13 [2.29–7.46] 7 15
Obesity 1.00 1.51 [0.94–2.43] 4.29 [2.40–7.66] 9 11
Physical activity 1.00 1.39 [0.87–2.23] 4.41 [2.50–7.76] 30 8
Use of vegetables 1.00 1.49 [0.92–2.39] 4.32 [2.43–7.70] 13 10
All health behaviours (Model IV) 1.00 1.22 [0.74–2.01] 3.00 [1.60–5.61] 61 46
ALL FACTORS ADJUSTED (Model V) 1.00 1.36 [0.79–2.33] 2.61 [1.17–5.83] 36 56
  1. a Reduction % was calculated: [(OR(model I)-OR(model I+intermediated factor(s))/(OR(model 1)-1)]
  2. b Interaction between gender and family structure was p = 0.059. Childhood family structure reduced the educational differences only in men (8% between the high and the middle and 13% between the high and the primary educational categories whereas in women the differences increased by 9% and 19%, respectively