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Table 3 Female Patients. Odds ratios and 99% confidence intervals from logistic regression models†† linking marital status, the perceived conflict with the spouse/partner, and the number of chronic health problems, to chronic illness management variables.

From: Perceived conflict in the couple and chronic illness management: Preliminary analyses from the Quebec Health Survey

  Dependent Variables
Independent Variables Consulting a GP Consulting a Specialist Use of Info-Santé General Health Mental Health Psychological Distress
Marital Status       
   Married* Ref.      
   Common Law** 1.14 (0.79–1.66) 1.19 (0.73–1.94) 1.16 (0.87–1.55) 1.23 (0.80–1.88) 1.10 (0.72–1.68) 1.25 (0.89–1.75)
   Wid/Div/Sep and do not live with their partner 1.33 (0.64–2.74) 1.17 (0.43–3.23) 1.21 (0.62–2.35) 2.12 (0.83–5.42) 1.71 (0.63–4.68) 1.53 (0.75–3.12)
   Never married and do not live with their partner 1.17 (0.66–2.08) 0.71 (0.28–1.81) 0.85 (0.52–1.40) 2.45 (1.20–4.99) 1.93 (1.00–3.70) 2.04 (1.23–3.39)
Conflict with spouse/partner       
   None Ref.      
   Little 1.18 (0.77–1.80) 1.14 (0.55–2.37) 1.34 (0.99–1.83) 1.24 (0.76–2.00) 2.25 (1.31–3.87) 1.81 (1.20–2.74)
   Moderate 1.32 (0.84–2.09) 2.40 (1.38–4.18) 1.30 (0.85–1.99) 1.33 (0.75–2.34) 3.84 (2.29–6.46) 4.03 (2.71–5.99)
   Severe 1.71 (1.07–2.74) 1.35 (0.69–2.63) 1.45 (0.94–2.25) 2.29 (1.36–3.88) 6.51 (3.76–11.28) 5.45 (3.40–8.75)
Number of Chronic Health Problems       
   One Ref.      
   More than one 1,31 (0.97–1.78) 1.68 (1.08–2.61) 1.25 (0.99–1.57) 3.41 (2.21–5.25) 2.21 (1.45–3.38) 1.31 (1.00–1.73)
Goodness of fit p value 0.61 0.84 0.76 0.10 0.27 0.53
  1. Each category of the independent variable is compared to the reference category; †† All models adjusted for age, sexe, education, employment status, and income.* married and living with their spouse; ** living with a partner and married/separated or widowed, or divorced, or never married