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Table 4 Poor’ self-rated health among Palestinian citizens of Israel, by age, educational level, geographical district, BMI, chronic disease and GHQ score. 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 ‘Poor’ self-rated health
OR (95%CI) p
Age group
 18–24 1.00 [reference]   
 25–34 1.23 (0.7–2.2) .495
 35–44 1.29 (0.7–2.4) .394
 45–64 2.40 (1.3–4.4) .005
 65≥ 3.56 (1.6–7.8) .001
Educational level
 No education 2.02 (1.0–4.2) .055
 Primary school 2.14 (1.2–3.8) .009
 Partial high school 1.77 (0.9–3.2) .052
 High school diploma 1.48 (0.8–2.7) .208
 Academic 1.0 [reference]   
Geographical district
 Northern District 1.0 [reference]   
 Haifa District 1.39 (0.9–2.0) .102
 Central District 0.70 (0.4–1.1) .149
 Southern District 1.15 (0.7–1.8) .525
BMI
 Low/healthy 1.00 [reference]   
 Overweight 0.84 (0.6–1.2) .323
 Obese 0.90 (0.6–1.4) .632
Chronic disease
 None 1.00 [reference]   
 One 13.59 (9.4–19.6) <.001
 Two or more 30.21 (19.6–46.6) <.001
Psychological distress
 Low 1.00 [reference]   
 High 2.55 (1.9–3.5) <.001