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Table 2 Odds ratio and confidence intervals for the sex-specific association between selected variables and self-rated health (SRH) among 955 young adults (18–29 years). Belo Horizonte Health Study (BHS), Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2008 -2009. Univariate analysis

From: Self-rated health and perceived violence in the neighborhood is heterogeneous between young women and men

Variable SRH Females OR (95% CI) SRH Males OR (95% CI)
Perceived violence score 1,46 (0,98-2,17) 1,27 (0,79-2,07)
Time residing in the same neighborhood 0,98 (0,95-1,02) 1,00 (0,97-1,04)
Age (years):
 18–24 1,00 1,00
 25–29 0,54 (0,31-0,96) 0,74 (0,38-1,44)
Marital state
 Single, divorced/separated 1,00 1,00
 Married/living together 1,93 (1,10-3,51) 1,74 (0,93-3,30)
Educational level
 Able to read, primary school, 1st-4th grades not completed, 1st-4th grade completed, 5th-8th grade not completed 1,00 1,00
 5th-8th grade completed, high school not completed 0,66 (0,33-1,33) 0,52 (0,24-1,12)
 High school graduate, technical school, attended university 0,55 (0,23-1,26) 0,51 (0,19-1370
 University graduate, post-undergraduate studies 0,04 (0,01-0,18) 0,71 (0,11-4,54)
Socioeconomic position scorea
 1 1,00 1,00
 2 0,46 (0,23-0,93) 0,62 (0,02-1,68)
 3 0,29 (0,13-0,66) 0,44 (0,18-1,10)
 4 0,27 (0,11-0,63) 0,23 (0,08-0,63)
 5 0,15 (0,05-0,45) 0,43 (0,15-1,21)
Alcohol consumption
 No 1,00 1,00
 Yes 1,05 (0,73-1,51) 1,24 (0,85-1,80)
Smoking
 No 1,00 1,00
 Yes 1,41 (0,65-3,03) 3,81 (1,74-8,35)
Healthy diet
 No 1,00 1,00
 Yes 0,35 (0,18-0,69) 0,43(0,20-0,94)
Satisfied with his/her own weight
 No 1,00 1,00
 Yes 0,40 (0,21-0,77) 0,39 (0,19-0,77)
Physical activity
 No 1,00 1,00
 Yes 0,51 (0,27-0,96) 0,41 (0,20-0,84)
Chronic disease
 No 1,00 1,00
 Yes 2,16 (1,24-3,77) 4,10 (1,98-8,50)
  1. a Socioeconomic position score score ranging from 0-3.39: highest number of assets = highest score