Table 2

Associations between health and moving to more compared to less deprived neighbourhood among movers

OR (95% CI)Number of person-observations (persons)
Poor self-rated health (score <4)1.34 (1.23 to 1.47)12 014 (5869)
Psychological distress (GHQ >1)1.18 (1.08 to 1.28)12 014 (5869)
Number of health problems (>1 problems)1.27 (1.15 to 1.40)12 014 (5869)
Cardiometabolic illnesses (>0 problems)1.19 (0.93 to 1.52)4266 (2731)
Neuropsychiatric illnesses (>0 problems)1.25 (1.12 to 1.40)12 014 (5869)
Functional limitations (>0 limitations)1.40 (1.15 to 1.71)7238 (4273)
Dislikes neighbourhood (yes)0.98 (0.87 to 1.10)11 917 (5846)
Wants to move (yes)0.81 (0.74 to 0.88)11 833 (5820)
  • Values are ORs and 95% CIs for moving to more (compared to less) deprived neighbourhood associated with dichotomously coded variables. Each variable was assessed in a separate logistic regression model, adjusted for age, sex, study wave and baseline neighbourhood deprivation. Person-observations consist of two consecutive study waves where datacycle’s baseline variables are used to predict odds of moving to more deprived neighbourhood than their baseline neighbourhood between the study waves among participants who moved across neighbourhoods (0=moves to less deprived neighbourhood than the person's baseline neighbourhood, 1=moves to more deprived neighbourhood than the person's baseline neighbourhood). Individuals who did not move were excluded from this analysis.

  • GHQ, General Health Questionnaire.