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Table 4 Health-risk behaviours by combinations of socioeconomic status (SES) and perceived stress in deprived neighbourhoods. Adjusted ORs with 95% CI for health-risk behaviours

From: Associations between perceived stress, socioeconomic status, and health-risk behaviour in deprived neighbourhoods in Denmark: a cross-sectional study

ORa (95% CI)
  Low intake of fruit or vegetables Daily smoker High-risk alcohol intake Physical inactivity Having 2 or more health-risk behaviours Having 3 or more health-risk behaviours
Combined variable of SES and stress p = 0.6103* p = 0.3293* p = 0.6430* p = 0.0227* p = 0.0275* p = 0.3178
 Low SES and perceived stress 3.10 (2.02–4.78) 3.44 (2.79–4.23) 1.38 (0.77–2.48) 2.47 (1.80–3.38) 3.17 (2.27–4.43) 2.06 (1.04–4.10)
 Low SES and no perceived stress 2.50 (1.62–3.86) 1.99 (1.52–2.62) 1.21 (0.69–2.14) 2.19 (1.59–3.02) 2.66 (1.91–3.71) 1.61 (0.80–3.25)
 Medium/high SES and perceived stress 1.46 (1.04–2.04) 1.69 (1.42–2.00) 1.39 (0.96–1.98) 1.90 (1.53–2.35) 2.03 (1.61–2.56) 2.10 (1.33–3.32)
 Medium/high SES and no perceived stress 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
  1. Bold values indicate significant odds ratios
  2. aAdjusted for sex, age, ethnic background and cohabitation status. Analysis restricted to respondents aged 25–64 years and employed, unemployed, disability pensioners and other non-employed
  3. *P-value for interaction between SES and perceived stress in regard to each health-risk behaviour. Bold values indicate significant interactions