Table 2

Associations in multivariate logistic regression analyses between sociodemographic measures with self-rated good health and good quality of life among unemployed persons receiving benefits at enrolment in the study (n=4308)
Variables Self-rated good health* OR (95% CI) Quality of life* OR (95% CI)
Sex (women) 0.87 (0.73–1.04) 1.07 (0.92–1.23)
Age
  18–34 years 1 1
  35–44 years 0.77 (0.61–0.98) 0.89 (0.73–1.08)
  45–54 years 0.92 (0.71–1.19) 0.97 (0.78–1.19)
  55–65 years 0.83 (0.63–1.08) 1.72 (1.35–2.18)
Education level
  Low 1 1
  Intermediate 1.20 (0.99–1.45) 1.16 (0.99–1.36)
  High 1.37 (1.10–1.70) 1.41 (1.18–1.69)
Ethnicity (Native Dutch) 1.17 (0.96–1.42) 1.59 (1.35–1.88)
No children <12 years 0.80 (0.65–0.99) 0.80 (0.67–0.96)
Marital status (living with partner) 1.50 (1.26–1.79) 1.67 (1.43–1.94)
Social security benefit 1 1
Unemployment benefit 2.68 (2.21–3.26) 2.66 (2.40–3.17)

*Adjusted for sex, age, education, ethnic background, parenthood, marital status and benefit type.

OR, Odds ratio; CI, Confidence interval.

Carlier et al.

Carlier et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:503   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-503

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