Table 1

Significant variables from full logistic regression models

Dependent variable Explanatory variable Response OR p Value
Presence of one or more chronic condition(s)Time of yearDec–Feb1.00
March–May1.50 (0.97, 2.31)0.068
June–Aug2.12 (1.08, 4.13)0.028
Sept–Nov2.20 (0.40, 12.13)0.360
Anyone over 16 in full/ part time employmentYes1.00
No2.00 (1.20, 3.34)0.008
TenureOwner occupier1.00
Renter1.87 (1.13, 3.10)0.015
Presence of one or more limiting condition(s)Anyone over 16 in full/ part time employmentYes1.00
No2.54 (1.64, 3.94)<0.001
TenureOwner occupier1.00
Renter1.78 (1.14, 2.78)0.011
Type of dwelling1-150 House1.00
Four in a block1.86 (1.03, 3.38)0.041
Flat1.48 (0.70, 3.12)0.305
House cold in winterNever1.00
Occasionally1.04 (0.57, 1.87)0.890
Often1.14 (0.49, 2.65)0.762
Most of the time3.48 (1.33, 9.06)0.011
Self assessed health classed as ‘fair’ or ‘poor’ compared to ‘good’ or ‘excellent’Social classI & II1.00
IIINM & IIIM1.89 (1.14, 3.13)0.014
IV & V1.85 (0.99, 3.46)0.052
Car owner in householdYes1.00
No1.56 (1.00, 2.43)0.047
Anyone over 16 in full/ part time employmentYes1.00
No1.80 (1.14, 2.83)0.011
TenureOwner occupier1.00
Renter1.78 (1.13, 2.80)0.013
Winter bedroom heating typeCentral1.00
Gas fire0.67 (0.26, 1.72)0.412
Electric fire1.08 (0.54, 2.20)0.819
Solid0.37 (0.03, 5.08)0.455
Portable gas0.18 (0.05, 0.66)0.009
Don't heat0.70 (0.39, 1.25)0.233
House cold in winterNever1.00
Occasionally0.84 (0.46, 1.53)0.567
Often1.64 (0.70, 3.86)0.255
Most of the time4.80 (1.86, 12.39)0.001
  • 1-150 “House” indicates detached, semi-detached or terraced, “four in a block” indicates four flats in a block each flat having a separate entrance, “flat” indicates any other type of flat.