Table 2:

Results from logistic regression: the association between survey year (reference 2005 cycle) and availability of retiree health insurance (yes/no)

VariableUnadjusted odds ratio (95% CI)Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI)
Survey year
 2005 cycle (cycle 3.1)11
 2013–2014 cycle1.02 (0.91–1.15)0.87 (0.77–0.99)
Age, yr
 65–6911
 70–740.87 (0.74–1.02)0.87 (0.74–1.02)
 75–790.76 (0.65–0.89)0.80 (0.67–0.94)
 ≥ 800.72 (0.60–0.85)0.84 (0.70–1.00)
Sex
 Female11
 Male1.23 (1.09–1.38)1.01 (0.89–1.15)
Urban/rural dwelling
 Rural11
 Urban1.04 (0.91–1.19)1.36 (1.18–1.56)
Total household income — provincial quintile
 Quintile 111
 Quintile 22.88 (2.41–3.44)2.70 (2.26–3.25)
 Quintile 34.36 (3.65–5.20)4.01 (3.31–4.86)
 Quintile 45.73 (4.65–7.07)5.20 (4.18–6.48)
 Quintile 54.99 (3.91–6.37)4.46 (3.45–5.76)
Highest level of education within household
 Did not complete secondary11
 Secondary graduate1.69 (1.42–2.02)1.31 (1.08–1.58)
 At least some postsecondary1.98 (1.72–2.29)1.13 (0.96–1.32)
Number of chronic illness(es)
 None11
 1 or 20.92 (0.79–1.07)1.01 (0.86–1.19)
 3 or 40.86 (0.72–1.03)1.18 (0.96–1.45)
 ≥ 50.49 (0.34–0.69)0.73 (0.49–1.10)
Marital status
 Single/never married11
 Common-law1.82 (1.09–3.03)1.42 (0.83–2.43)
 Married1.79 (1.38–2.32)1.58 (1.19–2.10)
 Widowed/separated/divorced0.89 (0.68–1.16)1.04 (0.78–1.39)
Self-reported health status
 Excellent11
 Very good0.88 (0.74–1.05)0.93 (0.77–1.12)
 Good0.77 (0.64–0.93)0.89 (0.74–1.08)
 Fair0.61 (0.50–0.74)0.81 (0.65–1.01)
 Poor0.48 (0.37–0.62)0.71 (0.54–0.93)
  • Note: CI = confidence interval.