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Table 2 Variables associated with being angry about health “some of the time”, “most of the time” or “always”, and associated Odds Ratio (95 % CI)

From: Feeling angry about current health status: using a population survey to determine the association with demographic, health and social factors

Demographic characteristics Health status Social support Actions/beliefs Actions/perceptions related to medical treatment
Female OR 1.4 (1.1–1.7) Fair/poor health status OR 5.9 (4.7–7.2) Get support from partner OR 2.6 (2.1–3.2) Don’t actively try to stay in contact with people OR 1.7 (1.2–2.3) Sometimes not/not at all comfortable talking with doctor OR 1.8 (1.2–2.9)
Divorced/Separated OR 1.5 (1.1–1.8) Have at least one chronic condition OR 3.1 (2.5–3.8) Get support from family OR 2.5 (2.0–3.1) Actively do things to reduce stress OR 1.6 (1.2–2.0) Sometimes doesn’t/doesn’t at all follow doctor’s instructions OR 1.5 (1.3–1.9)
Home duties OR 1.9 (1.3–2.7) Retired OR 1.4 (1.2–1.7) Unable to work OR 9.8 (5.9–16.0) Health condition very severe OR 6.0 (4.9–7.3) Get support from friends OR 3.0 (2.1–4.3) Spiritual health activities important OR 1.6 (1.3–1.9) Sometimes doesn’t/doesn’t worry at all that not following doctors’ instructions might make health worse OR 1.3 (1.0–1.6)
Rent from government OR 2.4 (1.6–3.7) Other housing OR 1.7 (1.0–3.0) Lack energy to do what is needed all/most/some of the time OR 5.2 (4.3–6.3) Get support from neighbours or community or church OR 2.6 (1.7–4.0) Use trial and error practices with health OR 1.7 (1.4–2.1) Not always compliant taking drugs OR 1.3 (1.1–1.6)
Live alone OR 1.4 (1.1–1.7) Have to make adjustments to daily life all/most/some of the time OR 4.6 (3.6–5.9) Get support from support groups OR 1.8 (1.0–3.0) Currently smoke OR 1.9 (1.5–2.4) Went to doctor more than 20 times in the last year OR 4.4 (3.2–6.2)
Born in country other than Australia, the UK or Ireland OR 1.4 (1.1–2.0) Care about health some/most/all of the time OR 2.1 (1.4–3.3) Receive some support OR 3.4 (2.8–4.1) Eat less than 5 serves of vegetables daily OR 1.3 (1.0–1.8) Sometimes not/not comfortable at all talking with other health professional OR 2.8 (1.7–4.7)
Household income up to $60,000 OR 1.8 (1.5–2.2) Have high or very high psychological distress OR 8.1 (6.4–10.2)   Eat less than 2 serves of fruit daily OR 1.3 (1.1–1.6) Went to other health professional more than 20 times in the last year OR 2.1 (1.4–3.2)
Have barely enough or not enough money to get by until next pay OR 2.3 (1.9–2.8) Obese OR 1.9 (1.6–2.4)   Doesn’t do sufficient physical activity OR 1.6 (1.3–1.9)  
Get no pension or benefit OR 1.7 (1.4–2.0) Expense stopped some form of medical intervention OR 2.2 (1.8–2.7)    Doesn’t follow alcohol consumption guidelines for long term health OR 1.4 (1.1–1.6)  
High or highest level of social disadvantage OR 1.5 (1.2–1.8)