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Table 1 Factors associated with worse self-rated health in institutionalized older persons.

From: Factors associated with self-rated health in older people living in institutions

Factor OR* (95% CI)
  Unadjusted Adjusted†
Sex   
   Men 1 1
   Women 1.00 1.02 (0.73 – 1.44)
Age (years)   
   65 – 84 1 1
   ≥85 1.00 0.87 (0.63 – 1.20)
Education   
   None 1 1
   Primary 0.62 0.64 (0.43 – 0.95)
   Secondary or more 0.51 0.66 (0.40 – 1.10)
Facility   
   Public/concerted 1 1
   Private 0.55 0.57 (0.37 – 0.87)
Chronic conditions   
   1 unit increase 1.21 1.18 (1.07 – 1.28)
Functional dependency   
   Independent 1 1
   Mild 1.74 1.94 (1.11 – 3.37)
   Moderate 2.00 2.37 (1.38 – 4.06)
   Severe 1.74 1.81 (0.96 – 3.41)
  1. * Odds ratio (95% confidence interval) of worse health perception for each category compared to the corresponding reference group (men, 65 – 84 years, no education, public facility, and functionally independent), except for chronic conditions, showing the odds ratio for an increase of one chronic condition.
  2. † Adjusted for the remaining variables in the table.