Table 3 Outcome: fair/poor SRH. Prevalence of chronic conditions in people with fair/poor SRH; prevalence ratios (PRs) (95% CI) from Poisson regression analyses; population-associated fractions (PAFs), Canada, 2000–01
Prevalence (%) in people with fair or poor SRHPR unadjusted† for multimorbidityPR adjusted for multimorbidity‡PAF (%)
Age (years) (ref: 12–19 years)
    20–290.91 (0.80 to 1.04)
    30–391.02 (0.91 to 1.14)
    40–491.49∗ (1.34 to 1.66)
    50–591.81∗ (1.63 to 2.02)
    60–692.12∗ (1.89 to 2.36)
    70–792.46∗ (2.20 to 2.75)
    80+3.13∗ (2.78 to 3.53)
Gender (ref: male)
    Female0.91∗ (0.87 to 0.95)
Chronic conditions
    Allergies32.81.39∗ (1.33 to 1.45)1.02 (0.98 to 1.07)0.8
    Back problems34.42.16∗ (2.07 to 2.25)1.55∗ (1.48 to 1.62)12.2
    Arthritis/rheumatism40.62.31∗ (2.21 to 2.42)1.62∗ (1.55 to 1.70)15.5
    High blood pressure32.91.93∗ (1.84 to 2.02)1.47∗ (1.41 to 1.54)10.6
    Migraines15.42.20∗ (2.08 to 2.32)1.50∗ (1.42 to 1.60)5.2
    Asthma14.62.05∗ (1.95 to 2.17)1.49∗ (1.41 to 1.58)4.8
    Heart disease20.52.65∗ (2.53 to 2.78)1.74∗ (1.65 to 1.84)8.7
    Thyroid condition9.31.33∗ (1.24 to 1.42)1.06 (0.99 to 1.13)0.5
    Crohn’s disease/colitis/ulcers13.42.50∗ (2.37 to 2.63)1.52∗ (1.43 to 1.61)4.6
    Diabetes14.62.36∗ (2.24 to 2.48)1.76∗ (1.66 to 1.86)6.3
    Cancer6.92.30∗ (2.15 to 2.46)1.86∗ (1.72 to 2.01)3.2
    Fibromyalgia/ chronic fatigue syndrome7.13.87∗ (3.62 to 4.15)2.12∗ (1.94 to 2.31)3.7
    Stroke5.42.62∗ (2.43 to 2.81)1.57∗ (1.42 to 1.73)1.9
  • ∗p<0.001; †adjusted for age and sex only (e.g. age + gender + allergies; age + gender + asthma; …); ‡age + gender + allergies + back problems +… + stroke.