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Table 2 Multivariate associations between good self-reported health status and housework, pooled data of 7 countries. Men, women 65+ years old

From: Investigating the associations between productive housework activities, sleep hours and self-reported health among elderly men and women in western industrialised countries

Variables Men Women
  aOR (95% CI) aOR (95% CI)
Time use Activities   
Cleaning, cooking & shopping mins/day   
0 min (ref) 1.00 (reference) 1.00 (reference)
>0 to 60 1.23 (1.12–1.35)** 1.61 (1.38–1.89)**
>60 to 120 1.13 (1.02–1.26)* 1.46 (1.25–1.70)**
>120 1.58 (1.43–1.74)** 1.48 (1.30–1.68)**
Gardening and maintenance mins/day   
0 min (ref) 1.00 (reference) 1.00 (reference)
>0 to 60 1.27 (1.16–1.40)** 1.31(1.22–1.41)**
>60 to 120 1.40(1.25–1.56)** 1.43(1.29–1.59)**
>120 1.80(1.64–1.98)** 1.56(1.41–1.73)**
Childcare mins/day   
0 min (ref) 1.00 (reference) 1.00 (reference)
>0 to 60 1.18 (0.85–1.65) 1.11 (0.85–1.46)
>60 to 120 1.60 (0.85–3.00) 1.25 (0.83–1.87)
>120 1.81 (1.03–3.20)* 2.46 (1.63–3.72)**
Pseudo R2 0.0815 0.1049
Log Likelihood −9728.2581 −12,635.574
  1. Notes: aOR- adjusted Odd Ratio, ** p < 0.01, * p < 0.05. CI: confidence interval. Adjusted by age, education, householdsize, land tenure, employment status and other time use activities (active leisure, paid work, passive leisure & personal activities)