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Table 4 Multivariable logistic regression of functional health and socio-demographic factors associated with poor QoL among adults aged 50 and over NUHDSS Korogocho and Viwandani, Nairobi City, Kenya, 2006–7 (N = 1,878)

From: Health and ageing in Nairobi’s informal settlements-evidence from the International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Populations and Their Health (INDEPTH): a cross sectional study

Functional health: reference good health Adjusted ORs (95 % CIs) p-value
 Poor function in affect domain 6.95 (3,03–15.96) p < 0.001
 Poor function in pain/discomfort domain 3.63 (2.26–5.81) p < 0.001
 Poor function in cognition domain 1.83 (1.18–2.85) p = 0.01
 Poor function in mobility domain 1.76 (1.11–2.79) p = 0.02
 Poor function in vision domain 1.70 (0.90–3.19) p = 0.10
 Poor function in self-care domain 1.58 (0.66–3.78) p = 0.30
 Poor function in interpersonal activities domain 1.50 (0.53–4.22) p = 0.44
 Poor function in sleep/energy domain 1.25 (0.71–2.19) p = 0.45
Sex: reference men
 Women 1.14 (0.87–1.50) p = 0.33
Age-group: reference 50–59 years
 60-69 years 1.46 (1.14–1.86) P < 0.01
 70-79 years 1.81 (1.22–2.69) P < 0.01
 80 and over 1.80 (0.99–3.30) p = 0.06
Education reference more than 6 years
 Primary <6 years 1.40 (1.04–1.89) p = 0.03
 No formal education 1.97 (1.39– 2.80) p < 0.001
Marital status: reference in current partnership
 Now single 1.31 (1.00 – 1.72) p = 0.05
Living arrangement: reference living with other(s)
 Living alone 1.15 (0.84 - 1.57) p = 0.38
Wealth quintiles: reference poorest quintile
 2nd quintile 1.29 (0.93 - 1.79) p = 0.13
 3rd quintile 1.30 (0.97 -1.74) p = 0.08
 4th quintile 1.07 (0.79 - 1.45) p = 0.66
 Least poorest quintile 0.98 (0.72 - 1.32) p = 0.88
Household size: reference 1–2 members
 3-4 members 1.02 (0.74 – 1.40) p = 0.92
 5 members and over 1.30 (0.97 – 1.74) p = 0.08
  1. Note: VIF = 1.90; OR = Odds ratio. CI = Confidence Interval. All analyses weighted to the Nairobi NUHDSS population 2007