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Table 3 Associations between self-rated good health, SEP and social network factors

From: Types of social capital resources and self-rated health among the Norwegian adult population

Variables Socio-demographics alone (Model 1) Social-network variables added (Model 2)
  OR (95% CI) P- value OR (95% CI) P-value
Gender     
Female 1.00    
Male 0.95 (0.76-1.14) P = 0.621 0.86 (0.71-1.05) P = 0.145
Age     
Age (18-74) 0.98 (0.97-0.99) P < 0.001 0.98 (0.97-0.99) P < 0.001
Marital relation     
Living alone    1.00  
Cohabiting    0.93 (0.75-1.16) P = 0.551
Ethnicity     
Non-immigrant 1.00    
Immigrant 0.79 (0.57-1.08) P = 0.151 1.00 (0.69-1.45) P = 0.969
Occupation     
Not in employment 1.00   1.00  
Employed/self-empl. 2.85 (2.32-3.51) P < 0.001 2.76 (2.23-3.52) P < 0.001
Education     
No education/primary 1.00    
Secondary education 1.64 (1.31-2.04) P < 0.001 1.51 (1.20-1.90) P < 0.001
College education 2.40 (1.84-3.12) P < 0.001 1.98 (1.49-2.62) P < 0.001
University education 3.15 (2.00-4.96) P < 0.001 2.62 (1.64-4.19) P < 0.001
Income     
Low income group 1.00    
Medium income group 1.23 (0.99-1.54) P = 0.05 1.18 (0.94-1.48) P = 0.142
High income group 1.31 (1.03-1.66) P < 0.03 1.20 (0.93-1.54) P = 0.151
Do you have a frequent contact with your family?
No    1.00  
Yes    1.25 (0.83-1.89) P = 0.272
Do you have someone that you can to talk to when distressed?
No    1.00  
Yes    2.17 (1.55-3.02) P < 0.001
Ethnic diversity in one's social network
No    1.00  
Yes    0.56 (0.36-0.86) P < 0.01
Gender diversity in one's social network
No    1.00  
Yes    0.89 (0.72-1.10) P = 0.306
Do you have a friend who is a nurse?
No    1.00  
Yes    1.12 (0.91-1.39) P = 0.272
Do you have a friend who is a medical doctor?
No    1.00  
Yes    1.40 (1.06-1.83) P < 0.02
Number of acquaintances reported among predefined list of ten prof. groups (0-10)
Acquaintances    1.00 (0.96-1.04) P = 0.988
Are you active member of a club/organization?
Not active member    1.00  
Active in 1 organization    1.22 (0.98-1.51) P = 0.063
Active in ≥ 2 organizations    1.73 (1.34-2.22) P < 0.001