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Table 1 Univariate weighted analysis of Demographic, physical health, mental health and military service characteristics of Reserve Force Veterans, by class

From: Characterization of occupational, demographic and health determinants in Canadian reservists veterans and the relationship with poor self-rated health

Domain Variable Category Reserve Class C Reserve Class A/B
n % CI n % CI
Demographics Gender of respondent Male 703 76.6 (73.8–79.3) 387 81.5 (77.7–84.7)
Female 219 23.4 (20.8–26.3) 89 18.5 (15.3–22.3)
Age < 30 135 17.1 (14.6–19.9) 253 56.5 (52.0–60.9)
30–39 366 40.6 (37.4–43.9) 139 27.7 (23.9–31.9)
40–49 184 18.7 (16.4–21.4) 50 9.9 (7.6–12.9)
50–59 150 15.2 (13.1–17.7) 17 3.0 (1.9–4.9)
60+ 87 8.4 (6.8–10.2) 17 2.8 (1.8–4.5)
Education Less than HS 28 3.1 (2.1–4.5) 10 1.9 (1.0–3.5)
High School Grad 234 25.9 (23.2–28.9) 115 25.0 (21.3–29.2)
Post Sec < Bach 376 40.9 (37.7–44.1) 182 38.5 (34.1–43.0)
Post Sec > = Bach 283 30.1 (27.2–33.2) 168 34.6 (30.5–39.1)
Marital Status Married/Common-Law 673 71.8 (68.7–74.7) 272 56.3 (51.8–60.8)
Sep/Wid/Div 60 6.2 (4.8–7.9) 21 4.3 (2.8–6.5)
Single,Never Married 189 22.0 (19.4–25.0) 182 39.4 (35.0–43.9)
Physical Health Arthritis Yes 158 16.1 (13.9–18.6) 31 5.9 (4.1–8.3)
No 757 83.9 (81.4–86.1) 444 94.1 (91.7–95.9)
Back Problems Yes 297 31.5 (28.6–34.6) 84 17.0 (13.9–20.6)
No 623 68.5 (65.4–71.4) 392 83.0 (79.4–86.1)
Respiratory Yes 68 7.3 (5.8–9.2) 26 5.6 (3.8–8.1)
No 851 92.7 (90.9–94.3) 449 94.4 (91.9–96.2)
Diabetes Yes 50 4.9 (3.7–6.4) 8 1.3 (0.6–2.6)
No 870 95.1 (93.6–96.3) 468 98.7 (97.4–99.4)
Obese Yes 219 23.5 (20.8–26.4) 86 17.8 (14.6–21.6)
No 689 76.5 (73.6–79.2) 385 82.2 (78.4–85.4)
Cancer Yes 10 1.0 (0.5–1.9) 4 0.8 (0.3–2.2)
No 910 99.0 (98.1–99.5) 471 99.2 (97.7–99.7)
High Blood Pressure Yes 121 12.3 (10.4–14.6) 33 6.1 (4.4–8.6)
No 796 87.7 (85.5–89.6) 440 93.9 (91.4–95.6)
Hearing Yes 45 4.7 (3.5–6.3) 7 1.3 (0.6–2.8)
No 847 95.3 (93.7–96.5) 464 98.7 (97.2–99.4)
Smoker Daily Smoker 120 13.4 (11.3–15.9) 49 10.3 (7.8–13.4)
Not Daily Smoker 802 86.6 (84.1–88.7) 427 89.7 (86.6–92.2)
Heavy Drinking Yes 244 27.8 (24.9–30.9) 149 31.7 (27.6–36.1)
No 671 72.2 (69.1–75.1) 323 68.3 (63.9–72.4)
Mental Health Self-Rated Mental Health Excellent/VG 618 67.2 (64.1–70.2) 348 73.7 (69.5–77.5)
Good 200 22.0 (19.4–24.9) 97 19.9 (16.6–23.8)
Fair/Poor 103 10.8 (8.9–12.9) 31 6.4 (4.5–9.0)
Depression Yes 114 12.1 (10.2–14.4) 29 5.8 (4.0–8.3)
No 807 87.9 (85.6–89.9) 446 94.2 (91.7–96.0)
Anxiety Yes 76 8.1 (6.5–10.0) 26 5.5 (3.7–7.9)
No 843 91.9 (90.0–93.5) 449 94.5 (92.1–96.3)
PTSD Yes 71 7.5 (5.9–9.3) 9 1.8 (0.9–3.4)
No 842 92.5 (90.7–94.1) 464 98.2 (96.6–99.1)
Military Characteristics Length of Service <  2 years 7 0.9 (0.4–1.9) 95 20.6 (17.1–24.5)
2 to 9 years 338 41.1 (37.9–44.4) 306 66.0 (61.6–70.1)
10 to 19 years 352 36.4 (33.3–39.5) 55 10.1 (7.8–13.0)
> = 20 years 225 21.6 (19.2–24.3) 20 3.3 (2.2–5.2)
Enrollment 1950–80s 249 24.2 (21.6–27.0) 25 4.4 (3.0–6.5)
1990s 444 48.0 (44.8–51.3) 86 16.1 (13.2–19.6)
2000–10s 229 27.8 (24.8–30.9) 365 79.4 (75.7–82.7)
Rank Officers 169 17.2 (14.9–19.7) 51 10.2 (7.8–13.2)
Senior NCM 204 20.4 (18.0–23.1) 22 4.0 (2.6–6.0)
Junior NCM 549 62.4 (59.2–65.5) 403 85.9 (82.5–88.7)
Environment Air 67 6.9 (5.4–8.7) 19 3.5 (2.2–5.5)
Land 738 80.4 (77.7–82.9) 394 83.3 (79.7–86.4)
Sea 117 12.7 (10.7–15.1) 63 13.2 (10.4–16.6)
Release Type Involuntary 69 9.9 (7.9–12.3) 62 15.7 (12.4–19.5)
Medical 128 12.5 (10.6–14.7) 17 3.2 (2.0–5.0)
Vol/Ret/Service Complete 725 77.6 (74.7–80.3) 395 81.1 (77.2–84.7)
Military Occupation Combat arms 282 43.8 (40.0–47.7) 226 59.1 (54.2–63.9)
Communications 71 10.8 (8.7–13.5) 26 6.4 (4.4–9.3)
Maritime 51 8.0 (6.1–10.4) 39 9.9 (7.3–13.3)
Aviation 11 1.5 (0.9–2.8) 4 0.8 (0.3–2.2)
Admin 187 27.0 (23.8–30.6) 60 14.9 (11.7–18.7)
Engineering 27 3.7 (2.5–5.3) 9 2.3 (1.2–4.4)
Medical 27 4.0 (2.7–5.8) 23 5.5 (3.6–8.1)
GOS 8 1.1 (0.5–2.2) 5 1.1 (0.5–2.6)
Outcome Variable SRH Excellent/VG 554 61.2 (58.0–64.3) 327 69.3 (65.0–73.4)
Good 241 25.7 (23.0–28.7) 114 23.7 (20.0–27.7)
Fair/Poor 127 13.1 (11.1–15.4) 35 7.0 (5.0–9.6)