Table 3

Associations between an improvement in self rated health since having moved and an improved satisfaction with the “perceived air quality” and the “location of the building” in different subgroups of movers

numberPerceived air qualityLocation of the building
OR3-15095% CIχ23-151OR3-15095% CIχ23-151
Total sample19611.581.24, 2.011.581.28, 1.96
Moved into single family home1944
 yes2683.281.46, 7.381.160.61, 2.22
 no16761.441.11, 1.87p=0.061.691.34, 2.12p=0.28
Type of moving1961
 out of the city10282.271.61, 3.201.561.15, 2.12
 within the city9331.190.83, 1.70p=0.011.581.16, 2.15p=0.95
Main reason to move1825
 environmental reason3-152 3902.281.20, 4.311.891.05, 3.39
 other reasons14351.381.05, 1.83p=0.161.581.23, 2.02p=0.58
Type of moving and main reason to move1825
 Moved out of the city
  environmental reason3-152 2304.581.76, 11.891.890.84, 4.26
  other reason7391.811.22, 2.69p=0.081.551.09, 2.22p=0.66
 Moved within the city
  environmental reason3-152 1601.080.37, 3.133.631.20, 11.03
  other reason6961.180.77, 1.80p=0.881.481.03, 2.12p=0.13
  • 3-150 Final logistic regression model adjusted for sex, age, household composition and income, education, type of moving and all indicators presented in table 2.

  • 3-151 χ2 test for heterogeneity of estimates.

  • 3-152 Including the categories “environment” (for example, noise, traffic, not enough green) and “neighbourhood” (for example, suitability for children, problems with neighbours, dirt).