Table 1

Demographic characteristics as correlates of CFS and CF (univariate)a

CF

CFS


Demographics

Percentage (n/N), unweighted

OR (95% CI), weighted

Percentage (n/N), unweighted

OR (95% CI), weighted


Ethnic group

White

22.6 (189/836)

1

0.8 (7/835)

1

Irish

21.7 (159/732)

1 (0.7 to 1.3)

2.0 (15/732)

2.6 (0.98 to 6.9)

Black Caribbean

19.8 (137/691)

0.8 (0.6 to 1.01)

2.5 (17/690)

2.6 (1.04 to 6.7)b

Bangladeshi

19.4 (126/650)

0.8 (0.6 to 1.03)

3.4 (22/650)

3.2 (1.3 to 7.8)b

Indian

19.3 (124/643)

0.8 (0.6 to 1.1)

3.1 (20/643)

3.3 (1.3 to 8.3)c

Pakistani

20.2 (146/724)

0.8 (0.6 to 1.04)

3.7 (27/723)

4.3 (1.7 to 10.5)d

Sex

Male

19 (368/1,939)

1

2.6 (50/1,937)

1

Female

22 (513/2,337)

1.2 (1.01 to 1.4)b

2.5 (58/2,336)

0.9 (0.6 to 1.4)

Age group, yr

16 to 34

12 (198/1,646)

1

0.7 (12/1,645)

1

35 to 54

24.2 (416/1,720)

2.5 (2 to 3)d

3.5 (60/1,718)

5.4 (2.5 to 11.4)d

55 to 74

29.3 (267/910)

3.3 (2.7 to 4.2)d

4.0 (36/910)

5.5 (2.5 to 12.1)d

Marital status

Married

22.4 (617/2,752)

1

2.9 (80/2,751)

1

Divorced/separated

31.1 (97/312)

1.5 (1.5 to 1.9)c

3.8 (12/312)

1.2 (0.6 to 2.5)

Widowed

28.5 (45/158)

1.2 (0.8 to 1.8)

3.8 (6/158)

1.4 (0.6 to 3.7)

Single

11.6 (122/1,054)

0.5 (0.4 to 0.6)d

1 (10/1,052)

0.4 (0.2 to 0.9)b

Employment status

Employed

17.5 (397/2,272)

1

1.5 (35/2,271)

1

Unemployed

17.9 (30/168)

0.9 (0.6 to 1.5)

2.4 (4/168)

0.9 (0.3 to 3.5)

Retired

30.6 (144/470)

1.6 (1.2 to 2.1)d

3.4 (16/470)

1.7 (0.8 to 3.4)

Other economically inactive

23.4 (290/1,238)

1.2 (1.1 to 1.5)b

4.0 (49/1,236)

2.1 (1.3 to 3.4)c

Educational level

Degree or above

19.2 (188/977)

1

1.4 (14/976)

1

A level/GCSEe

17.9 (275/1,536)

0.9 (0.7 to 1.1)

2.0 (30/1,534)

1.5 (0.7 to 3.2)

Foreign qualification

23.3 (38/163)

1.2 (0.8 to 1.9)

2.5 (4/163)

2.3 (0.6 to 8.3)

No qualification

25.5 (375/1,468)

1.4 (1.1 to 1.7)c

4.0 (59/1,468)

2.8 (1.4 to 5.7)c

Type of employment (head of household)

Nonmanual labour

19.7 (334/1,693)

1

1.7 (29/1,692)

1

Manual labour

20.8 (484/2,326)

1 (0.8 to 1.2)

2.9 (68/2324)

1.6 (0.99 to 2.6)b

Place of birth

United Kingdom

16.1 (238/1,476)

1

1.1 (16/1,475)

1

Other

23 (459/1,993)

1.3 (1.1 to 1.6)c

4.2 (84/1,992)

3.5 (1.8 to 6.8)d

Age of migration, yr

<11

16.7 (391/2,335)

1

1.2 (28/2,333)

1

≥11

21.6 (223/1,031)

1.3 (1.1 to 1.6)c

4.3 (44/1,030)

4.2 (2.4 to 7.4)d


aCFS, chronic fatigue syndrome; CF, chronic fatigue; OR, odds ratio; 95% CI, 95% confidence interval; bP ≤ 0.05; cP ≤ 0.01; dP ≤ 0.001.

e A Level = Advanced Level/GCSE = General Certificate of Secondary Education

Bhui et al. BMC Medicine 2011 9:26   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-9-26

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