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Table 4 Results of analysis on interaction between sex and living situation for emotional loneliness among 2251 participants of the UHCE study

From: Socio-demographic characteristics associated with emotional and social loneliness among older adults

Emotional loneliness
  Living with partner Living without partner OR (95% CI) for living without partner vs living with partner within strata of sex
N lonely/not lonely OR (95% CI) N lonely/not lonely OR (95% CI)
Male 113/546 ref. 81/151 3.10 (2.17–4.40) 3.10 (2.17–4.40)
Female 125/351 1.78 (1.31–2.40) 338/546 3.17 (2.45–4.12) 1.79 (1.37–2.33)
OR (95% CI) for female vs male within strata of living situation   1.78 (1.31–2.40)   1.02 (0.74–1.41)  
  1. Interaction between sex and living situation on the multiplicative scale P = .013. ORs were presented for each stratum with male living with a partner as the reference group. ORs for sex were presented within strata of living situation; ORs for living situation were presented within strata of sex. ORs are adjusted for age, educational level, migration background and country. P-values <.05 in bold. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval, ref. reference group