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Table 4 Nested Comparisons: Adjusted Logistic Regression and Negative Binomial models of Poor Self-Rated Health and ADL-IADL Index on Multimorbidity Group, SHARE 2013–2015

From: Associations between prevalent multimorbidity combinations and prospective disability and self-rated health among older adults in Europe

Comparison GroupReference GroupPoor SRH:
OR (95% CI)a
ADL-IADL Index:
IRR (95% CI)b
Addition of High Depressive Symptoms to Combination
 4: Hypertension + Arthritis + High Depressive Symptoms1: Hypertension + Arthritis1.44 (1.14–1.83) *1.33 (1.12–1.59) *
 9: Hypertension + Diabetes Mellitus + High Depressive Symptoms5: Hypertension + Diabetes Mellitus1.58 (1.11–2.24) *1.74 (1.28–2.36) *
 10: Myocardial Infarction + Hypertension + High Depressive Symptoms6: Myocardial Infarction + Hypertension1.24 (0.84–1.84)1.90 (1.46–2.46) *
 7: Hypertension + Diabetes Mellitus + Arthritis + High Depressive Symptoms8: Hypertension + Diabetes Mellitus + Arthritis2.15 (1.33–3.48) *1.76 (1.31–2.38) *
Addition of Diabetes Mellitus to Combination
 8: Hypertension + Diabetes Mellitus + Arthritis1: Hypertension + Arthritis1.12 (0.82–1.54)1.09 (0.83–1.44)
 9: Hypertension + Diabetes Mellitus + High Depressive Symptoms2: Hypertension + High Depressive Symptoms1.13 (0.80–1.61)1.42 (1.10–1.83) *
 7: Hypertension + Diabetes Mellitus + Arthritis + High Depressive Symptoms4: Hypertension + Arthritis + High Depressive Symptoms1.44 (0.94–2.20)1.30 (1.05–1.61)
Addition of Arthritis to Combination
 4: Hypertension + Arthritis + High Depressive Symptoms2: Hypertension + High Depressive Symptoms1.14 (0.88–1.46)1.12 (0.93–1.33)
 8: Hypertension + Diabetes Mellitus + Arthritis5: Hypertension + Diabetes Mellitus1.13 (0.82–1.56)0.99 (0.71–1.38)
 7: Hypertension + Diabetes Mellitus + Arthritis + High Depressive Symptoms9: Hypertension + Diabetes Mellitus + High Depressive Symptoms1.42 (0.87–2.32)1.00 (0.77–1.29)
Addition of Cardiovascular Conditions to Combination
 10: Myocardial Infarction + Hypertension + High Depressive Symptoms2: Hypertension + High Depressive Symptoms1.39 (0.96–2.01)1.35 (1.06–1.72)
 4: Hypertension + Arthritis + High Depressive Symptoms3: Arthritis + High Depressive Symptoms1.28 (0.98–1.68)1.00 (0.84–1.20)
  1. a Adjusted for baseline self-rated health, age, sex, partnered, smoking status, BMI, education, net worth
  2. b Adjusted for baseline ADL-IADL, age, sex, partnered, smoking status, BMI, education, net worth
  3. * indicates p < 0 .01
  4. ADL Activities of daily living
  5. IADL Instrumental activities of daily living
  6. SRH Self rated health
  7. The bold term is the condition that is added to the combination relative to the reference group