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Table 5 Logistic regressions predicting participants reporting health as Very Good or Excellent (VG/E), longitudinal data

From: The validity of self-rated health as a measure of health status among young military personnel: evidence from a cross-sectional survey

Variable Odds Ratio p value
Smoking Status of Smokers at Follow-up   
   Smokers who did not return to smoking 1.00  
   Smokers who returned to smoking 0.77 <.001
Smoking Status of Former Smokers at Follow-up   
   Former smokers at baseline who did not re-initiate smoking 1.00  
   Former smokers at baseline who did re-initiate smoking 0.74 .013
Smoking Status of Non-Smokers at Follow-up   
   Non smokers at baseline who did not begin smoking 1.00  
   Non smokers at baseline who began smoking 0.88 .035
Discharge   
   Not discharged 1.00  
   Discharged during BMT 0.57 <.001
   Discharged during technical training 0.76 <.001