Table 5

Adjusted odds ratios for longstanding health problems at 8 months, 18 months, and 3 years

Sociodemographic variables8 months (n = 1752)*18 months (n = 1521)*3 years (n = 1182)†
*Sociodemographic variables adjusted for each other in the model.
†Marital status added into model as significantly related with longstanding illness on bivariate analysis.
Biosocial
    Low birth weight (<2.5 kg)1.92 (0.96 to 3.84)1.77 (0.97 to 3.23)0.98 (0.49 to 1.96)
Health related behaviour
    Smoking household1.03 (0.62 to 1.73)1.36 (0.88 to 2.09)1.56 (1.03 to 2.37)
Socioeconomic status
    Housing tenure (rented)1.17 (0.68 to 2.00)1.63 (1.05 to 2.53)1.74 (1.10 to 2.79)