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Table 2 High psychological distress among Palestinian citizens of Israel by gender, age, educational level, BMI, chronic disease and geographical district. Logistic regression analysis. (OR, 95% CI)

From: Correlates of psychological distress and self-rated health among Palestinian citizens of Israel: findings from the health and environment survey (HESPI)

Risk factors High psychological distressa
OR (95%CI) p
Gender
 Male 1.00 [reference]   
 Female 1.78 (1.4–2.2) <.001
Age group
 18–24 1.00 [reference]   
 25–34 0.96 (0.7–1.3). .811
 35–44 0.75 (0.5–1.1) .122
 45–64 0.64 (0.4–1.0) .027
 65≥ 1.23 (0.7–2.1) .447
Educational level
 No education 3.50 (2.1–5.6) <.001
 Primary school 2.09 (1.4–3.0) <.001
 Partial high school 1.39 (1.0–2.0) .071
 High school diploma 0.81 (0.6–1.2) .334
 Academic 1.0 [reference]   
Geographical district
 Northern district 1.0 [reference]   
 Haifa district 0.55 (0.4–0.7) <.001
 Central district 1.10 (0.8–1.5) .523
 Southern district 0.88 (0.6–1.2) .436
BMI
 Low/healthy 1.00 [reference]   
 Overweight 1.07 (0.8–1.4) .574
 Obese 1.39 (1.0–1.9) .034
Chronic disease
 None 1.00 [reference]   
 One 1.92 (1.4–2.6) <.001
 Two or more 2.09 (1.5–3.0) <.001
  1. aglobal score of ≥17