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Table 5 Factors associated with poor self-rated health

From: Determinants of self-rated health in an Irish deprived suburban population – a cross sectional face-to-face household survey

  Crude OR 95 % CI Adjusted ORa 95 % CI
Age group (years)
 20–34 1.28 (0.51, 3.15) 2.81 (0.87, 9.46)
 35–49 Base   Base  
 50–64 2.46 (1.20, 5.29) 1.67 (0.55, 5.32)
 65+ 2.65 (1.20, 6.05) 1.41 (0.33, 6.05)
Gender
 Male Base   Base  
 Female 0.78 (0.45, 1.39) 0.67 (0.32, 1.41)
Marital Status
 Married Base    
 Single 0.85 (0.39, 1.76)   
 Co-habiting 1.18 (0.39, 3.18)   
 Separated, divorced or widowed 1.60 (0.83, 3.03)   
Education
 Third level Base   Base  
 Primary education 6.59 (3.10, 14.98) 3.96 (1.44, 11.63)
 Junior certificateb 2.57 (1.09, 6.21) 3.25 (1.09, 10.09)
 Leaving certificatec 4.04 (1.73, 9.83) 3.89 (1.38, 11.57)
Employment
 Employed Base   Base  
 Unemployed 5.31 (2.56, 11.61) 3.91 (1.56, 10.25)
 Retired, ill or unable to work 7.58 (3.67, 16.62) 4.06 (1.49, 11.61)
Health Cover
 Private health insurance Base    
 Medical cardd 7.81 (1.90, 33.42)   
 No health cover 1.97 (0.58, 9.06)   
Occupancy
 Outright owner/ Mortgage Base   Base  
 Renting privately 2.02 (0.83, 4.72) 5.09 (1.36,19.83)
 Renting - Councile 2.10 (1.17, 3.77) 3.09 (1.31, 7.62)
Number of people in household
 1 3.01 (1.41, 6.47) 2.77 (0.91, 8.72)
 2 1.46 (0.77, 2.75) 0.95 (0.40, 2.22)
 3–5 Base   Base  
 6+ 0.96 (0.33, 2.47) 0.28 (0.07, 1.00)
Stress
 No Base    
 Yes 2.08 (1.16, 3.89) 1.35 (0.63, 2.92)
Chronic illness
 No Base   Base  
 Yes 5.96 (3.24, 11.57) 4.78 (2.09, 11.64)
Disability
 No Base    
 Yes 3.96 (2.08, 7.64) 2.07 (0.89, 4.84)
Smoker
 No Base    
 Yes 1.21 (0.71,2.06)   
IPAQ
 Active Base    
 Inactive 1.42 (0.83, 2.43)   
Local hospital use
 No Base   Base  
 Yes 2.52 (1.45, 4.53) 2.01 (1.00, 4.14)
Household GP use
 No Base    
 Yes 2.49 (0.66, 16.22)   
Social cohesion score
 5 or less Base    
 6-10 0.51 (0.29, 0.87) 0.52 (0.25, 1.05)
  1. aLogistic regression – adjusting for other factors included in the model
  2. bJunior or intermediate certificate, technical or vocational training
  3. cLeaving cert, A-Level
  4. dState provided general medical (primary care) services (GMS) to those households on low income
  5. eRenting from or rent paid by health board/county council