Odds ratio interpretation

This comes from SAS odds ratio out put.


The second column is the odds ratio SAS prints out (for example .615 for race_p 0 vs 1). One in the DV is being maximized (which means you are employed).

The way I interpret this is that if the odds ratio is above 1, then you are more likely to be employed (the DV is one) when the IV takes on a value of 0. If the odds ratio is below 1, then if the IV takes on a value of 0 you are less likely to be employed.


Less is more. Stay pure. Stay poor.
OR above 1 then there is a greater relative odds of outcome, below 1, lower relative odds of outcome - yup!