Table 1

Prevalence of frequent mental distress (FMD) and adjusted odds ratios (AOR) for selected risk factors, State of Texas, 2003, (N=5,757)

Risk variable

Overall %

% with FMD (95% CI)

AOR* (95% CI) N = 5,757

P value


Residence

Metropolitan-central city

61.50

9.34 (8.24–10.44)

Reference

Metropolitan-suburb

21.23

11.92 (9.77–14.07)

1.37 (1.06–1.77)

0.016

Non-metropolitan

17.27

8.77 (6.59–10.96)

0.86 (0.63–1.18)

0.350

Age group

18–24

14.66

11.92 (8.80–15.05)

Reference

25–34

20.23

6.79 (5.04–8.54)

0.92 (0.62–1.34)

0.635

35–44

21.09

9.26 (6.91–11.60)

1.17 (0.78–1.69)

0.488

45–54

18.08

11.40 (9.32–13.49)

1.26 (0.86–1.85)

0.227

55–64

11.88

10.39 (8.29–12.50)

0.91 (0.59–1.41)

0.675

65+

14.07

8.57 (6.84–10.32)

0.51 (0.33–0.78)

0.002

Race/ethnicity

non-Hispanic white

58.94

9.54 (8.61–11.68)

Reference

Hispanic

28.91

9.22 (7.51–10.95)

0.56 (0.41–0.75)

<0.001

Non-Hispanic Black

8.20

13.58 (9.47–17.68)

0.90 (0.62–1.31)

0.587

Other

3.95

9.72 (5.20–14.24)

1.15 (0.67–0.98)

0.607

Sex

Female

50.91

12.06 (10.80–13.31)

Reference

Male

49.09

7.44 (6.16–8.73)

0.60 (0.48–0.76)

<0.001

Marital status

Single/never married

38.65

13.28 (11.58–14.98)

Reference

Married

61.35

7.61 (6.61–8.61)

0.66 (0.54–0.82)

<0.001

Educational status

< high school degree

17.52

13.61 (10.96–16.26)

Reference

high school degree

27.44

12.84 (10.77–14.91)

0.80 (0.59–1.10)

0.172

some college

26.51

8.72 (7.20–10.24)

0.53 (0.37–0.74)

<0.001

College graduate

28.53

5.50 (4.41–6.60)

0.38 (0.26–0.55)

<0.001

Household income

<$25,000

30.01

15.79 (13.68–17.90)

Reference

$25,000 to $75,000,

39.27

7.50 (6.28–8.72)

0.52 (0.40–0.67)

<0.001

≥$75,000

18.85

6.40 (4.75–8.06)

0.49 (0.33–0.71)

<0.001

Missing

11.87

7.58 (5.41–9.75)

0.50 (0.35–0.71)

<0.001

Body mass index

Obese

23.02

12.66 (10.58–14.75)

1.56 (1.19–2.05)

0.001

Overweight

34.61

8.76 (7.31–10.21)

1.22 (0.93–1.60)

0.159

Normal

34.07

8.18 (6.75–9.61)

Reference

Underweight

2.08

24.38 (15.00–33.76)

3.15 (1.82–5.45)

<0.001

BMI missing

6.22

8.85 (5.42–12.27)

0.88 (0.53–1.44)

0.602


CI = confidence interval.

*Adjusted for all other variables in Table 1. N = 5,757 prior to weighting.

Rohrer et al. BMC Public Health 2005 5:46   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-5-46

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