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Table 3 Logistic regression estimates for low subjective well-being by background characteristics among older adults in India

From: Distinguishing between household headship with and without power and its association with subjective well-being among older adults: an analytical cross-sectional study in India

Background characteristics LSWB
AOR (95%CI)
Headship status
 Nominal 1.59*(1.10,2.31)
 Functional Ref.
Age group (years)
 60–69 Ref.
 70–79 1.05 (0.87,1.28)
 80+ 1.34*(1.01,1.79)
Sex
 Male Ref.
 Female 0.95 (0.70,1.27)
Educational attainment
 Not educated 1.83*(1.2,2.78)
 5 years or less 1.71*(1.13,2.59)
 6–10 years 1.15 (0.77,1.71)
 11+ years Ref.
Marital status
 Not in union Ref.
 Currently in union 0.99 (0.75,1.3)
Children co-residing
 No Ref.
 Yes 1.00 (0.82,1.21)
Working status (last 1 year)
 Not working 1.30*(1.06,1.61)
 Working Ref.
 Retired 0.770.53, 1.12)
Community involvement
 No 1.49*(1.20,1.84)
 Yes Ref.
Trust over someone
 No 1.72*(1.38,2.15)
 yes Ref.
Self-rated health
 Good  
 Poor 2.09*(1.73,2.52)
Psychological distress
 Low Ref.
 High 5.60*(4.64,6.76)
Chronic morbidity
 No Ref.
 Yes 1.21*(1.00,1.47)
Disability  
 No Ref.
 Yes 1.60*(1.28,1.99)
Wealth status
 Poorest 3.13*(2.14,4.58)
 Poorer 2.34*(1.66,3.32)
 Middle 1.71*(1.22,2.39)
 Richer 1.45*(1.03,2.03)
 Richest Ref.
Religion
 Hindu Ref.
 Muslim 1.18 (0.85,1.64)
 Sikh 0.87 (0.50,1.52)
 Others 1.14 (0.73,1.77)
Caste
 Scheduled Tribe Ref.
 Scheduled Caste 0.84 (0.55,1.27)
 Other Backward Class 1.00 (0.78,1.28)
 Others 0.92 (0.72,1.17)
Type of residence
 Rural Ref.
 Urban 1.39*(1.15,1.69)
  1. The analysis is controlled for states also; Ref Reference, AOR Adjusted Odds ratio, CI Confidence interval
  2. *if p < 0.05