Table 3A

 The risk (odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals) of poor self reported health status by step wise inclusion of the explanatory variables by logistic regression in men (n = 2150) (Sweden reference group)

VariableLevelModel
Age+ethnicity+Education+Poor economic resources+Marital status
EthnicitySweden1(ref)1(ref)1(ref)1(ref)
Poland1.62 (1.35 to 1.95)1.88 (1.28 to 2.77)1.72 (1.16 to 2.54)1.72 (1.10 to 2.69)
Turkey3.36 (2.93 to 3.85)3.07 (2.28 to 4.13)2.46 (1.81 to 3.33)2.61 (1.84 to 3.72)
Iran3.41 (2.91 to 3.99)3.94 (2.81 to 5.52)2.95 (2.09 to 4.17)2.92 (1.96 to 4.35)
EducationLow1.99 (1.48 to 2.69)1.92 (1.42 to 2.59)1.91 (1.36 to 2.70)
Medium1.58 (1.22 to 2.05)1.49 (1.15 to 1.94)1.49 (1.10 to 2.00)
High1 (ref)1 (ref)1 (ref)
Poor economicYes2.54 (2.01 to 3.20)2.46 (1.88 to 3.22)
resourcesNo1 (ref)1 (ref)
Marital statusSingle1.35 (1.03 to 1.78)
Married/cohabiting1 (ref)
Model improvement−2×log likelihood19.149.74.9
Degrees of freedom211
p value<0.0001<0.00010.0027