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Table 4 Ordinal regression results

From: Eligibility for interventions, co-occurrence and risk factors for unhealthy behaviours in patients consulting for routine primary care: results from the Pre-Empt study

Variable Simple Multilevel
Proportional odds ratio 95 % confidence interval p-value Proportional odds ratio 95 % confidence interval p-value
Age 0.977 0.971–0.983 <0.001 0.977 0.971–0.983 <0.001
Gender Male 1.270 1.045–1.543 0.016 1.270 1.042–1.548 0.018
Female (Reference)    (Reference)   
Marital Status Single/divorced/widowed 1.084 0.891–1.319 0.422 1.084 0.890–1.320 0.424
Married/cohabiting (Reference)    (Reference)   
Occupation All other occupations 1.269 1.047–1.528 0.015 1.269 1.044–1.543 0.017
Managerial and professional occupations (Reference)    (Reference)   
Number of health conditions (1–11) 1.050 0.984–1.120 0.139 1.050 0.982–1.122 0.152
  1. Note that ‘4 risky behaviours’ is the reference category, so the proportional odds ratio relates to how much more likely the patient is to have either 0, 1, 2 or 3 risky behaviours in comparison to 4 risky behaviours