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Table 3 Odds ratios (OR) of mental health problems in the child generation, as predicted by combinations of the parental generation’s mental health problems and the child generation’s peer status position. Results from logistic regression analysis (n = 12,120)

From: Intergenerational patterns of mental health problems: the role of childhood peer status position

  Mental health problems in the child generation OR (95% Confidence Intervals)
Men (n = 5998) Women (n = 6122)
Model 1a Model 1a
Mental health problems in the parental generation + Peer status position
 Yes + Marginalised 3.84 (1.99, 7.42) 3.13 (1.49, 6.60)
 Yes + Low status 3.11 (1.67, 5.81) 1.77 (0.90, 3.52)
 Yes + Medium status 1.88 (0.97, 3.62) 2.67 (1.58, 4.52)
 Yes + High status 1.70 (0.72, 4.04) 2.85 (1.45, 5.59)
 No + Marginalised 1.44 (1.01, 2.06) 1.55 (1.08, 2.21)
 No + Low status 1.64 (1.21, 2.22) 1.42 (1.07, 1.88)
 No + Medium status 1.29 (0.98, 1.70) 1.06 (0.82, 1.37)
 No + High status (ref.) 1.00 1.00
  1. a Adjusted for school class size and social class in the parental generation