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Table 4 Ordinal logistic regression of respondents’ SRH (Exp (B))

From: Regional differences and determinants of self-rated health in a lower middle income rural Society of China

Variable Model 1a Model 2 b Model 3 c Model 4d Model 5 e Model 6 f
SRH(ref: Poorest)
 Poor 2.873** 4.967** 3.038** 2.433** 4.827** 3.447**
 Good 1.331* 1.776** 1.061 0.844 1.479* 1.045
 Best 0.384** 0.536** 0.315** 0.249** 0.387** 0.270**
Region (ref: Southern)
 Central 0.994 0.948 0.999 0.993 0.962 0.957
 Northern 2.557** 2.139** 2.276** 2.278** 1.992** 1.932**
Gender (ref: Male)
 Female   1.184* 1.236** 1.255** 1.217* 0.879
Age (y) (ref: 15~)
 45~   1.825** 1.765*** 1.782** 1.413** 1.472**
 55~   2.663** 2.190*** 2.155** 1.525** 1.562**
 65~   3.899** 2.655*** 2.578** 1.727** 1.772**
Education (ref: No education)
 Primary school   0.776** 0.811** 0.836* 0.896 0.859
 Middle school or higher   0.501** 0.546** 0.576** 0.655** 0.661**
Income (ref: Q1)
 Q2    0.613** 0.647** 0.696** 0.706**
 Q3    0.497 0.507** 0.555** 0.554**
 Q4    0.447** 0.475** 0.498** 0.499**
Household composition (ref: Parents and children)
 Three generations     0.868 0.874 0.871
 Elderly and children     0.784 0.775 0.767
 Only elderly     1.118* 0.995* 0.988*
 Others     2.114 2.032 2.291
Social support (ref: Poorer)
 Poor     0.792** 0.833* 0.620**
 Good     0.701** 0.730** 0.735**
 Better     0.608** 0.599** 0.836*
Chronic disease (ref: No)
 Yes      2.303** 2.235**
Clinic visit (ref: No)
 Yes      1.794** 1.807**
Hospitalization (ref: No)
 Yes      2.220** 2.126**
Smoke (ref: No)
 Yes       0.745**
Drink (ref: No)
 < 3 times/week       0.685**
 ≥3 times/week       0.627**
Chi-square 203.772 739.745 835.445 864.839 1374.133 1409.634
df 2 9 17 22 25 29
Sig. 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
  1. ref: reference group; *: P < 0.05; **: P < 0.01
  2. aModel 1 Single-factor analysis
  3. bModel 2 Adjusted for individual traits (age, gender, education, employment)
  4. cModel 3 Adjusted for the covariates in Model 2 and household characteristics (marital status, income, household composition)
  5. dModel 4 Adjusted for the covariates in Model 3 as well as social support and medical insurance
  6. eModel 5 All covariates in Model 4 and physical health (chronic illness, illness, hospitalization)
  7. f Model 6 All covariates in Model 5 and healthy habits (exercise, smoking and drinking)