Table 3

Odds ratios (OR) for the impact of educational level on health behaviours
Men Women
OR 95% CI P OR 95% CI P
Currently daily smoking
Required schooling only 3.02 (2.30-3.53) <0.001 2.80 (2.12-3.70) <0.001
Required schooling plus apprenticeship 2.82 (2.22-3.58) <0.001 2.86 (2.21-3.71) <0.001
Vocational (BMS) 2.20 (1.66-2.91) <0.001 2.23 (1.70-2.93) <0.001
High school (AHS/BHS) 1.30 (1.00-1.69) 0.052 1.42 (1.08-1.87) 0.012
Diet rich in meat
Required schooling only 1.61 (1.29-2.02) <0.001 2.60 (1.90-3.56) <0.001
Required schooling plus apprenticeship 1.55 (1.29-1.87) <0.001 2.14 (1.58-2.89) <0.001
Vocational (BMS) 1.40 (1.12-1.76) 0.004 1.67 (1.22-2.30) 0.002
High school (AHS/BHS) 1.10 (0.90-1.36) 0.349 1.30 (0.94-1.80) 0.117
No regular vigorous exercise in leisure time
Required schooling only 2.59 (2.07-3.24) <0.001 2.79 (2.27-3.42) <0.001
Required schooling plus apprenticeship 1.46 (1.20-1.77) <0.001 1.52 (1.25-1.85) <0.001
Vocational (BMS) 1.58 (1.25-1.99) <0.001 1.39 (1.14-1.71) 0.001
High school (AHS/BHS) 1.01 (0.82-1.26) 0.898 1.20 (0.97-1.47) 0.089

Results of a binary logistic regression analysis, adjusted for age, occupational group, net household income and family status, with the reference category of university education.

Kautzky-Willer et al.

Kautzky-Willer et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:392   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-392

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