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Table 2 The odds ratio for 'less than good' self-rated health obtained from logistic regression analysis on all the study sample, on men and on women

From: Educational inequalities in self-reported health in a general Iranian population

  OR 95% CI P
All (n = 4163)    
Age 1.05 1.04–1.06 < 0.0001
Gender    
Male 1.0 (ref.)   
Female 1.65 1.41–1.93 < 0.0001
Marital status    
Single 1.0 (ref.)   
Married 1.57 1.25–1.96 < 0.0001
Widowed/divorced 2.33 1.45–3.73 < 0.0001
Chronic diseases    
No 1.0 (ref.)   
Yes 2.72 2.03–3.65 < 0.0001
Educational level (years)    
Fourth level (> 12) 1.0 (ref.)   
Third level (10–12) 1.56 1.25–1.94 < 0.0001
Second level (6–9) 1.85 1.45–2.35 < 0.0001
First level (1–5) 1.86 1.42–2.43 < 0.0001
No education 2.65 1.88–3.73 < 0.0001
Male (n = 1997)    
Age 1.05 1.04–1.06 < 0.0001
Marital status    
Single 1.0 (ref.)   
Married 1.27 0.90–1.79 0.17
Widowed/divorced 8.28 2.52–27.2 0.001
Chronic diseases    
No 1.0 (ref.)   
Yes 2.44 1.58–3.78 < 0.0001
Educational level (years)    
Fourth level (> 12) 1.0 (ref.)   
Third level (10–12) 1.26 0.92–1.72 0.14
Second level (6–9) 1.43 1.02–1.98 0.03
First level (1–5) 1.62 1.10–2.39 0.01
No education 3.07 1.80–5.24 < 0.0001
Female (n = 2166)    
Age 1.05 1.04–1.06 < 0.0001
Marital status    
Single 1.0 (ref.)   
Married 1.72 1.28–2.32 < 0.0001
Widowed/divorced 1.91 1.09–3.35 0.02
Chronic diseases    
No 1.0 (ref.)   
Yes 2.99 2.00–4.48 < 0.0001
Educational level (years)    
Fourth level (> 12) 1.0 (ref.)   
Third level (10–12) 1.91 1.38–2.63 < 0.0001
Second level (6–9) 2.35 1.65–3.34 < 0.0001
First level (1–5) 2.13 1.44–3.14 < 0.0001
No education 2.60 1.63–4.12 < 0.0001