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Table 2 Sociodemographic and health related odds ratios of perceived stress and fatigue

From: Determinants of fatigue and stress

  Prevalence of Stress Odds Ratios1 95% CI Prevalence of Fatigue Odds Ratios 95% CI
  n (%)    n (%)   
Sex       
   Men 8.5% - - 25.5% - -
   Women 11.2% 1.25* 1.03-1.53 33.7% 1.49** 1.24-1.78
Age       
   16-40 19.7% 1.18 0.92-1.52 19.6% - -
   41-60 22.2% 1.37* 1.06-1.77 31.3% 1.87** 1.48-2.36
   61 > 17.2% - - 42.0% 2.97** 2.37-3.73
Marital Status       
   Married 231
17.7%
- - 29.3% 0.64** 0.51-0.79
   Single 120
19.8%
1.14 0.90-1.46 21.6% - -
   Seperated/divored/widowed 139
24.3%
1.49** 1.17-1.89 39.5% 1.57** 1.27-1.95
Employment status       
   Employed/Retired/Student 18.9% - - 29.9% 1.05 0.71-1.41
   Unemployed 30.6% 1.89** 1.34-2.66 29.8% - -
Socioeconomic status (SES) 2       
   Low 22.3% 1.38* 1.12-1.72 34.9% 2.32** 1.56-3.44
   Medium 17.3% - - 28.0% - -
   High 18.0% 1.05 0.70-1.58 30.8% 0.43** 0.29-0.64
Self-perceived health status 3       
   poor 40.6% 4.06** 3.07-5.37 68.8% 9.38** 7.04-12.50
   average 30.4% 2.56** 2.02-3.33 48.7% 4.05** 3.21-5.10
   good 14.4% - - 19.0% - -
  1. Logist. Regression, Stress↓ (PSQ < 0,30) vs. Stress↑ (PSQ > 0,30), Fatigue↓ (< 6 months) vs. Fatigue↑ (> 6 months)
  2. *p < 0.05
  3. **p < 0.001
  4. 2 Winkler and Stolzenberg (1999)
  5. 3 Indicator generated by single-item: „How content are you about your health status?"; poor: not content at all; average: depends; good: content-very content.