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Table 2 Socio-demographic & self-rated health variation in ageing self-perceptions (n = 6576)

From: The relationship of tobacco and alcohol use with ageing self-perceptions in older people in Ireland

Characteristics Timeline-chronic Consequences-positive Emotional-representation Control-positive Consequences and control negative
Age years P < .001 P < .001 P < .001 P < .001 P < .001
ANOVA p value for F test
 50-64 2.30 (0.81) 3.85 (0.67) 2.25 (0.79) 4.00 (0.66) 3.15 (0.42)
 65-74 2.50 (0.87) 3.72 (0.73) 2.29 (0.78) 3.92 (0.65) 3.08 (0.43)
 75 & over 2.99 (0.91) 3.67 (0.73) 2.43 (0.84) 3.81 (0.68) 2.94 (0.43)
Sex P < .001 P < .001 P < .001 p = .0161 P < .001
 Male 2.54 (0.85) 3.75 (0.68) 2.24 (0.78) 3.93 (0.66) 3.08 (0.43)
 Female 2.38 (0.89) 3.83 (0.72) 2.33 (0.81) 3.98 (.68) 3.12 (0.44)
Education P < .001 P < .001 P < .001 P < .001 P < .001
 Primary 2.71 (0.94) 3.71 (0.76) 2.39 (0.85) 3.84 (0.72) 3.07 (0.45)
 Secondary 2.37 (0.83) 3.81 (0.67) 2.28 (0.78) 3.97 (0.63) 3.13 (0.43)
 Tertiary 2.29 (0.79) 3.86 (0.65) 2.11 (0.73) 4.09 (0.64) 3.06 (0.41)
Marital status P < .001 p = 0.2079 P < .001 P < .01 P < .001
 Married 2.39 (0.84) 3.80 (0.69) 2.26 (0.78) 3.96 (0.65) 3.12 (0.43)
 Never married 2.57 (0.90) 3.76 (0.70) 2.35 (0.81) 3.92 (0.65) 3.05 (0.42)
 Sep/divorced 2.41 (0.86) 3.82 (0.70) 2.31 (0.82) 4.03 (0.66) 3.11 (0.42)
 Widowed 2.73 (0.96) 3.76 (0.74) 2.39 (0.84) 3.89 (0.72) 3.03 (0.45)
Self-rated health P < .001 P < .001 P < .001 P < .001 P < .001
 Excellent/Very good 2.23 (0.80) 3.84 (0.68) 2.11 (0.72) 4.02 (0.66) 3.17 (0.43)
 Good/Fair 2.61 (0.87) 3.76 (0.70) 2.42 (0.81) 3.90 (0.66) 3.05 (0.42)
 Poor 2.93 (1.03) 3.70 (0.80) 2.69 (0.97) 3.83 (0.75) 2.93 (0.44)
Smoking Status P < .001 p = 0.0025 P < .001 p = 0.0794 0.0241
 Never 2.40 (0.87) 3.83 (0.69) 2.23 (0.78) 3.97 (0.67) 3.11 (0.44)
 Former 2.46 (0.86) 3.76 (0.70) 2.30 (0.79) 3.95 (.0.65) 3.09 (0.43)
 Current 2.56 (0.90) 3.90 (0.73) 2.40 (0.86) 3.93 (0.71) 3.13 (0.44)
Drinking behaviour P < .001 p = 0.0953 0.3581 P < .001 p = 0.0170
 Non drinker 2.57 (0.95) 3.78 (0.76) 2.30 (0.84) 3.87 (0.71) 3.08 (0.47)
 Moderate 2.40 (0.85) 3.81 (0.68) 2.27 (0.78) 3.98 (0.66) 3.11 (0.43)
 Harmful 2.42 (0.83) 3.77 (0.68) 2.30 (0.80) 3.89 (0.64) 3.11 (0.42)
  1. p values for ANOVA of BAPQ domains across groups