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Table 2 Socio-economic position and percentage/risk of poor social networks and support

From: Low socio-economic position is associated with poor social networks and social support: results from the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study

  No confidant No partner No participation
Education N (%) a OR (CI) b N (%) OR (CI) N (%) OR (CI)
1 (high) 28 (5.6%) 1.0 61 (12.0%) 1.0 153 (30.2%) 1.0
  125 (11.8%) 2.0 (1.3–3.0) 111 (10.4%) 0.9 (0.6–1.2) 361 (34.0%) 1.1 (0.9–1.4)
  354 (13.3%) 2.7 (1.8–4.1) 459 (17.2%) 1.0 (0.7–1.4) 1096 (41.2%) 1.6 (1.3–2.0)
4 (low) 111 (20.6%) 4.9 (3.1–7.7) 154 (28.2%) 1.4 (1.0–2.0) 306 (56.5%) 3.1 (2.4–4.0)
Missing -   1   8  
Income       
1 (high) 68 (7.2%) 1.0 122 (12.8%) 1.0 333 (35.0%) 1.0
  67 (8.3%) 1.2 (0.8–1.7) 104 (12.8%) 0.9 (0.6–1.2) 285 (35.1%) 0.9 (0.8–1.2)
  133 (14.5%) 2.1 (1.5–2.8) 149 (16.2%) 1.2 (0.9–1.5) 364 (39.7%) 1.2 (1.0–1.4)
  153 (16.4%) 2.4 (1.8–3.3) 136 (14.5%) 1.0 (0.7–1.3) 384 (41.2%) 1.2 (1.0–1.5)
5 (low) 148 (16.9%) 2.5 (1.8–3.4) 239 (27.2%) 2.4 (1.8–3.1) 441 (50.4%) 1.8 (1.5–2.2)
Missing 49   36   117  
Total 618   786   1924  
  Social Isolation SII Level I Lack of instrumental support Lack of emotional support
Education N (%) OR (CI) N (%) OR (CI) N (%) OR (CI)
1 (high) 49 (9.8%) 1.0 43 (8.6%) 1.0 58 (11.6%) 1.0
  92 (8.8%) 0.9 (0.6–1.3) 107 (10.2%) 1.2 (0.8–1.7) 160 (15.1%) 1.3 (0.9–1.8)
  319 (12.2%) 1.2 (0.8–1.6) 346 (13.1%) 1.4 (1.0–2.0) 424 (16.0%) 1.4 (1.0–1.9)
4 (low) 112 (21.0%) 2.1 (1.4–3.1) 98 (18.5%) 2.0 (1.3–3.0) 126 (23.6%) 2.3 (1.6–3.3)
Missing 1   -   -  
Income       
1 (high) 92 (9.7%) 1.0 77 (8.2%) 1.0 98 (10.3%) 1.0
  81 (10.1%) 1.0 (0.7–1.3) 86 (10.7%) 1.3 (0.9–1.8) 114 (14.1%) 1.4 (1.0–1.8)
  99 (11.0%) 1.1 (0.8–1.5) 116 (12.8%) 1.6 (1.1–2.1) 151 (16.5%) 1.7 (1.2–2.2)
  96 (10.4%) 1.0 (0.7–1.4) 123 (13.4%) 1.6 (1.2–2.2) 166 (18.0%) 1.8 (1.4–2.4)
5 (low) 180 (21.1%) 2.4 (1.8–3.2) 150 (17.4%) 2.2 (1.7–3.0) 186 (21.6%) 2.3 (1.8–3.0)
Missing 25   42   53  
Total 573   594   768  
  1. a) Number and percentage; b) Odds Ratio (95% Confidence Interval); model adjusted for age and sex;