Table 2

Logistic regression model relating groups of variables and MCS

MCS

O.R

95.0% C.I.

Lower

Upper


SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES

Age

60–74

1

75+

1.032

0.976

1.091

Gender

male

1

female

0.705**

0.660

0.754

CULTURAL-ECONOMICS VARIABLES

Self-assessment of household income

good

1

adequate

0.843*

0.723

0.984

inadequate

0.596**

0.509

0.698

absolutely inadequate

0.405**

0.327

0.503

Educational level

university

1

no formal education

0.780*

0.668

0.911

primary

0.861*

0.743

0.998

secondary

0.992

0.843

1.167

LIFESTYLE

Regular physical activities

yes

1

no

0.899*

0.846

0.955

Tobacco use

non-smoker

1

smoker

0.861**

0.797

0.930

former smoker

1.012

0.951

1.077

SOCIAL NETWORK

Living alone

no

1

yes

0.980

0.835

1.151

Marital status

married

1

unmarried

0.905

0.794

1.031

Leisure time for spiritual activities in the last three months

yes

1

no

0.815**

0.761

0.873

Leisure time for recreational activities in the last three months

yes

1

no

0.820**

0.767

0.876

Distance too long between own home and relatives' home

no

1

yes

0.863**

0.812

0.917

Frequency of seeing/meeting friends

III terzile

1

I terzile

0.656**

0.612

0.702

II terzile

0.871**

0.826

0.918

Frequency of seeing/meeting family

III terzile

1

I terzile

0.828**

0.779

0.879

II terzile

0.927*

0.876

0.981

GEOGRAPHICAL AREA

Regional aggregate

North-West

1

North-East

1.149**

1.069

1.236

Centre

0.991

0.919

1.068

South

0.912*

0.850

0.979

Islands

1.037

0.948

1.134

MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND HEALTH CARE SERVICES ACCESS/USE

Any disease in the last four weeks

no

1

yes

0.658**

0.626

0.692

Reduced autonomy because of chronic disease

no

1

yes, sometimes

0.622**

0.572

0.677

yes, often

0.349**

0.318

0.383

Medical consultation

no

1

yes

0.799**

0.760

0.841

Chronic medical condition

none

1

one chronic disease

0.752**

0.685

0.826

more than one chronic disease

0.509**

0.446

0.579

Drugs in the last two days

no

1

yes

0.598**

0.547

0.654

I don't know

0.553

0.277

1.104

INTERACTIONS

Gender (male) by marital status (married)

1

Gender (female) by marital status (unmarried)

1.116

0.957

1.302

Gender (male) by living alone (no)

1

Gender (female) by living alone (yes)

1.061

0.883

1.274

Chronic medical condition (none)*drugs in the last two days (no)

1

Chronic medical condition (one chronic disease)*drugs in the last two days (yes)

1.198*

1.058

1.357

Chronic medical condition (one chronic disease)*drugs in the last two days (I don't know)

0.894

0.270

2.965

Chronic medical condition (more than one chronic disease)*drugs in the last two days (yes)

1.262*

1.085

1.467

Chronic medical condition (more than one chronic disease)*drugs in the last two days (I don't know)

1.252

0.401

3.908


* p < 0.05; **p < 0.001

de Belvis et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:348   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-348

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