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Table 3 Priorities in life and barriers to giving priority to physical health ranked in the top four by people with severe mental illness (SMI) and with non-psychotic mental illness.

From: Physical health behaviours and health locus of control in people with schizophrenia-spectrum disorder and bipolar disorder: a cross-sectional comparative study with people with non-psychotic mental illness

Variable SMI
n = 52
n(%)
Non-psychotic mental illness
n = 94
n(%)
Unadjusted OR
(95% CI)
χ2(P) Adjusted ORa
(95% CI)
Adjusted P
Priorities       
   Accommodation 29 (55.8) 70 (74.5) 0.4 (0.2-0.9) 5.3 (0.022) 0.5 (0.2-1.0) 0.056
   Daytime activities 16 (30.8) 13 (13.8) 2.8 (1.2-6.4) 5.8 (0.016) 0.5 (0.2-1.2) 0.109
   Education 10(19.2) 17 (18.1) 1.1 (0.5-2.6) 0.0 (0.864) 1.5 (0.6-4.2) 0.388
   Friends and family 37 (71.2) 86 (91.5) 0.2 (0.1-0.6) 10.0 (0.002) 0.2 (0.1-0.7) 0.006
   Looking after home 6 (11.5) 11 (11.7) 1.0 (0.3-2.8) 0.0 (0.976) 1.1 (0.4-3.6) 0.830
   Mental health 35 (67.3) 61 (64.9) 1.1 (0.5-2.3) 0.1 (0.769) 2.2 (1.0-4.7) 0.049
   Money 19 (36.5) 27 (28.7) 0.7 (0.3-1.4) 0.9 (0.331) 1.6 (0.7-3.6) 0.232
   Physical health 27 (51.9) 66 (70.2) 0.5 (0.2-0.9) 4.8 (0.029) 0.4 (0.2-0.9) 0.018
   Transport 3 (5.8) 1 (1.1) 5.7 (0.6-56.2) 2.7 (0.136) 4.8 (0.4-53.1) 0.198
   Work 13 (25.0) 34 (36.2) 1.7 (0.8-3.6) 2.0 (0.169) 0.6 (0.3-1.3) 0.176
Barriers       
   Accommodation 7 (13.5) 7 (7.4) 1.9 (0.6-5.9) 1.3 (0.243) 1.3 (0.4-4.5) 0.638
   Difficulty going out 16 (30.8) 24 (25.5) 1.3 (0.6-2.7) 0.5 (0.497) 1.3 (0.6-2.9) 0.528
   Do not know who to ask 4 (7.7) 9 (9.6) 0.8 (0.2-2.7) 0.1 (0.703) 0.7 (0.2-2.4) 0.536
   Embarrassed 3 (5.8) 11 (11.7) 0.5 (0.1-1.7) 1.5 (0.253) 0.7 (0.2-2.8) 0.591
   Family and friends 10 (19.2) 23 (24.4) 0.7 (0.3-1.7) 0.5 (0.470) 0.8 (0.3-2.0) 0.661
   Mental health 26 (50.0) 44 (46.8) 1.1 (0.6-2.2) 0.1 (0.712) 1.0 (0.5-2.1) 0.959
   Money 7 (13.5) 22 (23.4) 0.5 (0.2-1.3) 2.2 (0.154) 0.5 (0.2-1.4) 0.201
   No appointments 5 (9.6) 6 (6.4) 1.6 (0.5-5.4) 0.5 (0.481) 2.0 (0.5-7.7) 0.332
   No one listens 7 (13.5) 4 (4.3) 3.5 (1.0-12.6) 3.9 (0.055) 2.6 (0.6-10.8) 0.183
   No one to ask 4 (7.7) 9 (9.6) 0.8 (0.2-2.7) 0.1 (0.703) 0.7 (0.2-2.8) 0.666
   Not concerned 5 (9.6) 21 (22.3) 0.4 (0.1-1.0) 4.0 (0.061) 0.4 (0.1-1.1) 0.074
   Not worried 12 (23.1) 21 (22.3) 1.0 (0.5-2.3) 0.0 (0.919) 0.9 (0.4-2.2) 0.838
  1. a Adjusted for age, gender, duration of illness and employment