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Table 2 Mental and social 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 Subjects OR* (95% CI)
Cognitive status 484  
   Normal   1
   Impaired   1.01 (0.60 – 1.72)
Depressive symptoms 588  
   Normal   1
   Mild   4.04 (2.50 – 6.60)
   Moderate/severe   10.45 (5.84 – 18.68)
Vision 556  
   Good/mild   1
   Moderate/severe   2.05 (1.36 – 3.08)
Audition 542  
   Good/mild   1
   Moderate/severe   1.21 (0.74 – 1.98)
Internal contacts 619  
   Frequent/normal   1
   Rare/nothing   1.42 (1.03 – 1.97)
External contacts 617  
   Daily/weekly/monthly   1
   Lower than monthly/nothing   1.08 (0.82 – 1.42)
Relatives in facility 622  
   Yes   1
   No   0.73 (0.48 – 1.12)
  1. * Odds ratio (95% confidence interval) of worse health perception for each category compared to the corresponding reference group (normal cognition, no depressive symptoms, good/mild vision and audition, and present of internal, external contacts, and relatives in facility), adjusted for sex, age, education, type of facility, number of chronic conditions, and functional dependency.