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Table 6 Odds rations (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) for having poor health by age, gender, living and working status, country of birth, smoking, chronic disease, depression, number of symptoms and life satisfaction. The ORs are adjusted for all confounders.

From: The relations between symptoms, somatic and psychiatric conditions, life satisfaction and perceived health. A primary care based study

   Perceived poor health (scores 1–4)
   Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4
   OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Age (65+ years = reference) 16–44 0.96 0.59–1.57 1.51 0.83–2.76 0.65 0.31–1.33 0.65 0.29–1.45
  45–64 1.62 1.05–2.50 2.47 1.45–4.21 1.73 0.95–3.18 1.44 0.74–2.81
Male (female= ref)   0.52 0.35–0.76 0.56 0,37–0.84 0.86 0.54–1.37 0.87 0.52–1.46
Living alone (no = ref)     0.52 0.33–0.83 0.67 0.40–1.11 0.74 0.42–1.30
Working (yes =ref)     2.10 1.35–3.26 1.42 0.86–2.34 1.21 0.69–2.11
Country of birth (other = ref) Sweden    0.50 0.28–0.88 0.52 0.26–1.02 0.41 0.20–0.84
  Nordic    0.57 0.27–1.21 0.44 0.19–1.02 0.26 0.10–0.66
  Europe    1.19 0.55–2.57 0.96 0.40–2.31 0.68 0.26–1.80
Smoking (yes = ref)       0.81 0.50–1.32 0.97 0.56–1.66
Chronic disease (yes = ref)       0.68 0.36–1.27 0.97 0.56–1.27
Depression (yes = ref)       0.29 0.17–0.48 0.55 0.31–0.98
Number of symptoms (>6 ref) 1–3 symptoms      0.25 0.13–0.48 0.30 0.15–0.60
  4–6 symptoms      0.85 0.46–1.58 0.98 0.50–1.92
Life satisfaction* (high = ref) Low        15.40 5.28–44.97
  Fair        7.02 3.98–12.38
  1. *Low (scores 1–2), fair (scores 3–4) and high (scores 5–7)
  2. ** Interaction tests for chronic disease*depression, depression*symptoms and chronic disease*depression*symptoms were not significant.