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Table 4 Odds ratios for complications of medical care with control for socio-demographic variables, by race and age, in US adults, National HealthInterview Surveys, 1987-1994

From: Estimates of complications of medical care in the adult US population

   Age, y Model 1* Model 2† Model 3‡
  Whites, odds ratio (95% confidence interval)
   18-24 1.00 1.00 1.00
   25-34 1.48 (1.18-1.86) 1.53 (1.19-1.96) 1.56 (1.19-2.05)
   35-44 1.75 (1.39-2.19) 1.88 (1.47-2.41) 1.81 (1.38-2.38)
   45-54 1.83 (1.47-2.28) 1.97 (1.54-2.51) 1.77 (1.34-2.32)
   55-64 1.89 (1.51-2.35) 1.93 (1.52-2.45) 1.61 (1.22-2.12)
   65-74 1.85 (1.50-2.28) 1.85 (1.46-2.33) 1.51 (1.14-2.00)
   75 and older 1.67 (1.34-2.08) 1.71 (1.34-2.18) 1.40 (1.06-1.86)
  Blacks, odds ratio (95% Cl)
   18-24 1.00 1.00 1.00
   25-34 1.40 (1.00-1.96) 1.50 (1.04-2.17) 1.47 (1.01-2.15)
   35-44 1.60 (1.20-2.14) 1.61 (1.18-2.20) 1.44 (1.02-2.02)
   45-54 1.47 (1.07-2.04) 1.60 (1.12-2.28) 1.33 (0.90-1.97)
   55-64 1.22 (0.87-1.70) 1.23 (0.85-1.77) 0.99 (0.67-1.47)
   65-74 1.45 (1.05-1.99) 1.48 (1.03-2.13) 1.21 (0.82-1.78)
   75 and older 0.81 (0.52-1.26) 0.82 (0.49-1.36) 0.67 (0.40-1.12)
  Others, odds ratio (95% Cl)
   18-24 1.00 1.00 1.00
   25-34 2.26 (1.28-4.01) 2.44 (1.31-4.56) 2.36 (1.26-4.41)
   35-44 0.66 (0.28-1.52) 0.80 (0.34-1.86) 0.73 (0.31-1.72)
   45-54 1.72 (0.93-3.19) 1.73 (0.86-3.49) 1.49 (0.74-3.02)
   55-64 1.51 (0.78-2.90) 1.72 (0.88-3.36) 1.42 (0.72-2.79)
   65-74 2.58 (1.48-4.52) 3.04 (1.69-5.45) 2.47 (1.37-4.47)
   75 and older 2.12 (0.92-4.87) 2.88 (1.20-6.92) 2.22 (0.93-5.33)
  1. * Adjustment for survey year † Model 1 plus adjustment for education and annual income ‡ Model 2 plus adjustment for major activity and health status