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Table 2 The associations between indicators of SES and PA, and good SRH and high QoL. Unadjusted Odds Ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) in Model I and adjusted for sex, age, smoking habits, and food quality in Model II. The LSH study

From: Can physical activity compensate for low socioeconomic status with regard to poor self-rated health and low quality-of-life?

  OR for good SRH OR for high QoL
SES N (% good SRH) SRH MODEL I N (% good SRH) SRH/MODEL II N (% high QoL) QoL MODEL I N (% high QoL) QoL/MODEL II
Economic situation 5169   4792   5111   4741  
Economic problem 867 (59) 1 ref 783 (59) 1 ref 853 (69) 1 ref 770 (69) 1 ref.
No economic problem 4302 (82) 3.26 (2.79–3.81) 4009 (82) 3.0 (2.54–3.55) 4258 (92) 5.41 (4.51–6.51) 3971 (92) 4.95 (4.06–6.03)
Education level 4930   4572   4881   4530  
Short education 659 (71) 1 ref 607 (72) 1 ref 645 (87) 1 ref 595 (87) 1 ref.
Intermediate education 2426 (78) 1.47 (1.22–1.79) 2249 (78) 1.35 (1.09–1.67) 2392 (88) 1.14 (0.88–1.47) 2220 (88) 1.1 (0.83–1.47)
Long education 1845 (82) 1.85 (1.51–2.28) 1716 (82) 1.57 (1.25–1.98) 1844 (90) 1.43 (1.09–1.88) 1715 (90) 1.27 (0.93–1.73)
Physical activity level 4894   4541   4842   4497  
Low PA 671 (60) 1 ref 628 (60) 1 ref. 664 (78) 1 ref 623 (78) 1 ref.
Intermediate PA 820 (76) 2.13 (1.71–2.66) 753 (75) 1.91 (1.51–2.42) 816 (88) 2.18 (1.65–2.90) 747 (89) 2.05 (1.52–2.77)
High PA 3403 (83) 3.25 (2.72–3.88) 3160 (83) 3.13 (2.59–3.78) 3362 (90) 2.70 (2.18–3.36) 3127 (91) 2.37 (1.88–2.99)