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Table 4 Adjusteda prevalence rate ratios (with 95% confidence intervals) for poorer health associated with detailed economic activity status for adults with and without intellectual impairments

From: The association between employment status and health among British adults with and without intellectual impairments: cross-sectional analyses of a cohort study

   Employed Unemployed Education/Training Ill/Disabled At Home Other
‘Poor’ or ‘fair’ self-rated health
Age 26 ID/BIF 1.00 3.30 (2.84–3.84)* 3.52 (3.03–4.09)* 3.80 (3.22–4.48)* 1.09 (0.77–1.56) 1.46 (0.63–3.39)
  Others 1.00 4.79 (4.48–5.12) 4.71 (4.39–5.05) 5.31 (4.86–5.79) 0.92 (0.72–1.16) 0.68 (0.39–1.20)
Age 30 ID/BIF 1.00 2.67 (2.28–3.13)* 2.85 (2.45–3.32)* 3.09 (2.61–3.65) 1.85 (1.48–2.31)* 0.94 (0.34–2.65)
  Others 1.00 3.21 (2.95–3.49) 3.73 (3.45–4.03) 3.77 (3.40–4.17) 1.47 (1.25–1.74) 1.67 (1.14–2.46)
Age 34 ID/BIF 1.00 3.18 (2.84–3.56)* 3.38 (3.03–3.76)* 3.33 (2.98–3.71)* 1.80 (1.53–2.12) 1.88 (1.16–3.06)
  Others 1.00 4.48 (4.25–4.72) 4.79 (4.56–5.03) 4.86 (4.62–5.10) 2.06 (1.89–2.26) 2.01 (1.59–2.53)
Age 38 ID/BIF 1.00 3.51 (2.79–4.43)* 3.83 (3.09–4.74)* 4.43 (3.58–5.48)* 3.33 (2.55–4.33) 2.43 (1.13–5.21)
  Others 1.00 4.70 (4.22–5.18) 5.49 (5.01–6.01) 6.66 (6.07–7.29) 3.08 (2.68–3.54) 2.07 (1.20–3.56)
Age 42 ID/BIF 1.00 2.41 (1.89–3.08)* 2.14 (1.77–2.59)* 2.64 (2.22–3.14)* 2.41 (1.96–2.97) 1.95 (0.87–4.40)
  Others 1.00 3.20 (2.76–3.70) 2.91 (2.63–3.22) 3.76 (3.44–4.10) 2.74 (2.43–3.09) 2.12 (1.42–3.17)
Potential mental health problem
Age 26 ID/BIF 1.00 2.09 (1.76–2.48) 2.45 (2.07–2.89) 2.11 (1.69–2.63)* 1.29 (0.96–1.74) 0.96 (0.35–2.60)
  Others 1.00 2.44 (2.24–2.67) 2.81 (2.57–3.08) 3.31 (2.90–3.78) 1.49 (1.25–1.77) 0.97 (0.60–1.56)
Age 30 ID/BIF 1.00 2.26 (1.87–2.74)* 2.40 (2.00–2.89)* 3.40 (2.82–4.09)* 1.84 (1.43–2.36) 1.54 (0.64–3.71)
  Others 1.00 3.59 (3.26–3.94) 3.67 (3.35–4.02) 4.43 (3.97–4.94) 1.52 (1.29–1.80) 1.72 (1.14–2.61)
Age 34 ID/BIF 1.00 1.66 (1.33–2.08) 1.06 (0.85–1.33)* 1.72 (1.41–2.10) 1.31 (1.00–1.71) 1.44 (0.61–3.42)
  Others 1.00 1.43 (1.24–1.64) 1.64 (1.47–1.82) 1.95 (1.75–2.17) 1.35 (1.17–1.56) 1.17 (0.76–1.80)
Age 42 ID/BIF 1.00 1.95 (1.53–2.48) 2.23 (1.89–2.62) 2.46 (2.11–2.87) 1.94 (1.59–2.36) 1.84 (0.95–3.86)
  Others 1.00 2.17 (1.88–2.51) 2.56 (2.36–2.78) 2.70 (2.50–2.91) 2.00 (1.81–2.22) 1.56 (1.07–2.28)
  1. Notes: * significant interaction
  2. aadjusted for gender and ethnicity
  3. ID intellectual disability, BIF borderline intellectual functioning, FT full-time employment (reference), PT part-time employment, EI economically inactive