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Table 2 Multivariate logistic regression analyses testing the relation between everyday problems and socio-demographic, illness and health status characteristics (n = 1501)

From: Do everyday problems of people with chronic illness interfere with their disease management?

  Everyday problems
  Basic problems Social problems
  OR OR
Socio-demographic characteristics   
 Age .95** .97**
 Female .81 .78
 Educational level   
  Low Ref. Ref.
  Intermediate 1.17 1.49**
  High .90 1.38
Illness characteristics   
 Type of disease(s)   
  Cardiovascular disease .81 .90
  Asthma 1.08 1.12
  COPD .98 1.07
  Musculoskeletal disorder .69 1.05
  Cancer .79 1.24
  Diabetes mellitus 1.00 1.00
  Neurological disease .90 1.05
  Gastrointestinal disease .85 .74
  Other chronic disease .81 1.01
 Multimorbidity 1.04 .99
Health status characteristics   
 Perceived general health .98** .98**
 Physical limitations   
  No limitations Ref. Ref.
  Slight limitations 2.05** 1.98**
  Moderate limitations 2.31** 2.53**
  Severe limitations 1.35 2.27**
  1. *Significant at p < .05 **Significant at p < .01
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