Table 5

Relation of disabilities to social factors and illness (Functional capacities 1-6): multivariate logistic regression (N = 17436)
Sex Disability
Q1 seeing Q2 hearing Q3 getting up Q4 standing Q5 walking Q6 go outside
OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Sociodemographic
  Age from census (continuous variable) men 1.04 1.03-1.05 1.04 1.02-1.05 1.06 1.04-1.07 1.06 1.05-1.08 1.05 1.03-1.07 1.05 1.04-1.63
women 1.03 1.02-1.04 1.04 1.03-1.73 1.04 1.03-1.06 1.05 1.03-1.06 1.04 1.02-1.06 1.04 1.03-1.06
  No living spouse men 1.37 1.14-1.64 1.28 1.02-1.61 1.21 0.91-1.60 1.21 0.93-1.57 1.21 0.90-1.62 1.51 1.24-1.85
women 1.42 1.23-1.65 1.45 1.21-1.73 1.51 1.24-1.85 1.61 1.32-1.98 1.48 1.21-1.82 1.68 1.41-2.00
  Very poor/destitute* men 1.20 0.65-2.22 1.84 0.82-4.11 0.37 0.09-1.54 0.64 0.21-1.95 0.39 0.09-1.65 0.42 0.16-1.93
women 1.34 0.83-2.18 1.00 0.50-2.00 1.29 0.58-2.85 1.17 0.54-2.52 1.02 0.43-2.42 0.81 0.46-1.43
  Illiterate men 1.34 1.11-1.62 1.31 1.01-1.72 1.10 0.80-1.49 1.31 0.85-1.53 1.18 0.85-1.63 1.23 0.99-1.54
women 1.70 1.20-2.40 1.42 0.89-2.29 0.97 0.60-1.57 1.45 0.86-2.48 1.27 0.74-2.16 1.75 1.18-2.61
  No job at census men 1.33 1.10-1.61 1.62 1.24-2.10 1.29 0.94-1.77 1.31 0.97-1.77 1.46 1.06-2.01 1.35 1.08-1.70
women 1.29 0.74-2.22 0.83 0.42-1.64 1.38 0.52-3.32 1.45 0.57-3.65 1.13 0.45-2.55 1.61 0.80-3.22
  Smoker at census men 0.88 0.75-1.03 1.00 0.80-1.25 0.84 0.64-1.10 0.95 0.73-1.23 0.86 0.65-1.14 1.03 0.85-1.25
women 0.50 0.23-1.09 0.49 0.15-1.56 0.61 0.18-2.07 0.57 0.17-1.96 0.67 0.20-2.31 0.70 0.31-1.57
Disease/condition
  Pain in joints men 1.13 0.93-1.37 1.17 0.89-1.55 1.00 0.73-1.37 1.06 0.79-1.44 1.21 0.87-1.70 1.20 0.95-1.51
women 1.30 1.04-1.63 1.02 0.75-1.38 1.05 0.75-1.47 0.84 0.61-1.15 0.81 0.58-1.13 1.26 0.99-1.61
  Chest pain men 1.25 1.05-1.47 1.46 1.15-1.85 1.00 0.75-1.33 0.86 0.65-1.13 0.88 0.66-1.19 0.97 0.90-1.19
women 1.28 1.08-1.51 1.31 1.03-1.66 0.64 0.48-0.85 0.68 0.52-0.89 0.73 0.54-0.97 0.85 0.71-1.03
  Breathing problem men 1.48 1.24-1.77 1.31 1.02-1.68 1.50 1.12-2.01 1.73 1.32-2.28 1.46 1.08-1.97 1.45 1.18-1.79
women 1.30 1.06-1.58 1.15 0.87-1.51 1.32 0.96-1.81 1.29 0.95-1.75 1.26 0.91-1.74 1.23 0.98-1.53
  Incontinence men 1.52 1.28-1.81 1.69 1.32-2.15 1.61 1.21-2.15 1.58 1.20-2.08 1.58 1.17-2.12 1.87 1.52-2.29
women 1.41 1.19-1.67 1.54 1.21-1.95 1.81 1.37-2.39 2.06 1.58-2.69 1.83 1.38-2.44 1.80 1.49-2.18
  Depression men 1.56 1.30-1.88 1.32 1.02-1.72 1.60 1.18-2.16 1.46 1.09-1.95 1.69 1.24-2.29 1.63 1.31-2.01
women 1.53 1.28-1.83 1.26 0.98-1.62 1.38 1.03-1.85 1.42 1.08-1.87 1.29 0.96-1.74 1.48 1.21-1.80
  Paralysis men 1.09 0.78-1.53 1.33 0.87-2.04 9.06 6.61-12.41 8.53 6.28-11.58 10.20 7.42-14.02 4.90 3.75-6.41
women 1.79 1.33-2.41 0.98 0.62-1.54 13.68 10.10-18.53 11.56 8.56-15.60 13.67 10.04-18.61 6.10 4.68-7.95
  Itching men 0.99 0.83-1.19 0.87 0.67-1.14 0.77 0.56-1.06 0.75 0.55-1.01 0.71 0.51-0.99 0.91 0.73-1.13
women 0.91 0.75-1.10 1.33 1.04-1.70 0.78 0.57-1.07 0.92 0.68-1.24 0.88 0.64-1.22 0.96 0.78-1.19
  Other men 1.57 1.34-1.84 1.37 1.09-1.72 1.38 1.05-1.82 1.44 1.11-1.86 1.46 1.11-1.94 1.42 1.17-1.72
women 1.62 1.38-1.90 1.52 1.22-1.89 1.53 1.18-1.98 1.59 1.24-2.04 1.50 1.15-1.96 1.51 1.26-1.80
  Shaking at rest men 1.97 1.53-2.53 2.59 1.90-3.55 3.92 2.84-5.41 3.89 2.85-5.30 4.4 3.21-6.14 2.89 2.23-3.74
women 2.58 2.05-3.25 3.17 2.36-4.25 3.14 2.26-4.35 3.57 2.62-4.86 3.51 2.53-4.88 2.53 1.97-3.25

· Relative to wealthier.

Cherry et al.

Cherry et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:379   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-379

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