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Table 3 Hazard ratios (HR) of marital dissolution associated with six health and health behavior variables

From: Health, health behaviors, and health dissimilarities predict divorce: results from the HUNT study

  Partially adjustedb Fully adjustedc
  HR 95% C.I. p HR 95% C.I. p
Poor subjective health         
 None 1.00     1.00    
 Husband only 1.30 1.10 1.54 0.002 1.11 0.93 1.32 0.259
 Wife only 1.37 1.16 1.62 <0.001 1.06 0.89 1.26 0.530
 Interaction 0.96 0.70 1.33 0.819 0.99 0.71 1.37 0.930
 Both (product)a 1.72 1.35 2.20 <0.001 1.15 0.89 1.50 0.284
Obesity         
 None 1.00     1.00    
 Husband only 0.93 0.72 1.21 0.595 0.97 0.74 1.25 0.791
 Wife only 1.08 0.87 1.35 0.480 1.11 0.89 1.38 0.363
 Interaction 0.84 0.41 1.69 0.622 0.86 0.42 1.74 0.671
 Both (product)a 0.84 0.45 1.58 0.596 0.92 0.49 1.72 0.788
Heavy drinking         
 None 1.00     1.00    
 Husband only 1.49 1.30 1.70 <0.001 1.29 1.13 1.48 <0.001
 Wife only 2.00 1.51 2.66 <0.001 1.62 1.22 2.16 0.001
 Interaction 0.58 0.38 0.90 0.014 0.65 0.42 1.00 0.049
 Both (product)a 1.73 1.26 2.36 0.001 1.35 0.99 1.86 0.060
Mental distress         
 None 1.00     1.00    
 Husband only 2.06 1.69 2.51 <0.001 1.89 1.54 2.33 <0.001
 Wife only 2.51 2.15 2.93 <0.001 2.26 1.92 2.67 <0.001
 Interaction 0.64 0.43 0.97 0.034 0.64 0.42 0.97 0.034
 Both (product)a 3.32 2.38 4.63 <0.001 2.74 1.93 3.89 <0.001
No exercise         
 None 1.00     1.00    
 Husband only 1.15 1.00 1.33 0.047 1.02 0.88 1.17 0.824
 Wife only 1.18 1.02 1.37 0.029 1.07 0.92 1.24 0.385
 Interaction 0.73 0.59 0.90 0.004 0.78 0.63 0.96 0.019
 Both (product)a 0.99 0.86 1.14 0.884 0.84 0.73 0.97 0.017
Smoking         
 None 1.00     1.00    
 Husband only 1.78 1.53 2.08 <0.001 1.71 1.46 2.00 <0.001
 Wife only 1.64 1.40 1.92 <0.001 1.53 1.30 1.79 <0.001
 Interaction 0.78 0.63 0.97 0.023 0.79 0.64 0.99 0.037
 Both (product)a 2.28 1.99 2.60 <0.001 2.07 1.80 2.37 < 0.001
  1. Notes:
  2. aEffects of both spouses having a characteristic correspond to the product of main and interaction effects.
  3. bThe partially adjusted results are adjusted for years since marriage, age, income, education, and the spousal differences in these.
  4. cAll variables were entered in the model simultaneously.