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Table 1 Bivariate multinomial logistic regression analyses with crude odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) for medium and late RTW compared with early RTW (n=2502, 856 men and 1646 women), Health Assets Project 2008

From: Self-assessed mental health problems and work capacity as determinants of return to work: a prospective general population-based study of individuals with all-cause sickness absence

Independent variables RTW
Medium late RTW (29–104 days) Late RTW (≥105 days)
n(exp) % (exp) OR (95% CI) n(exp) % (exp) OR (95% CI)
Gender       
 Men 322 37.6 1 192 22.4 1
 Women 591 35.9 0.96 (0.80–1.16) 401 24.4 1.09 (0.88–1.36)
Age       
 19–30 years 115 52.1 1 41 15.0 1
 31–50 years 396 35.5 0.90 (0.67–1.20) 271 24.3 1.72 (1.70–2.54)
 51–64 years 402 36.1 0.95 (0.71–1.27) 281 25.2 1.87 (1.27–2.74)
Marital status       
 Married/cohabiting 675 37.1 1 430 23.6 1
 Single 22 34.3 0.88 (0.72–1.08) 158 24.4 0.98 (0.78–1.24)
Educational level       
 Higher education 303 35.9 1 200 23.7 1
 Upper secondary education 383 36.0 1.01 (0.89–1.24) 252 23.7 1.00 (0.80–1.27)
 Primary education 215 38.2 1.12 (0.88–1.43) 132 23.4 1.04 (0.79–1.38)
Socioeconomic status       
 High nonmanual 113 38.6 1 79 27.0 1
 Intermediate/low nonmanual 297 34.2 0.73 (0.54–0.99) 208 23.9 0.73 (0.52–1.03)
 Skilled/unskilled workers and self-employed 484 37.0 0.83 (0.62–1.12) 303 23.2 0.74 (0.54–1.03)
Hours worked       
 Full-time 673 37.6 1 388 21.7 1
 Part-time 220 33.6 0.95 (0.77–1.76) 185 28.2 1.39(1.11–1.74)
Past year sick-leave days       
 No 704 36.0 1 436 22.3 1
 Yes 209 38.1 1.32 (1.06–1.65) 157 28.6 1.60 (1.26–2.04)
Persistent mental illness       
 No 840 37.1 1 494 21.8 1
 Yes 73 31.1 1.29 (0.91–1.83) 99 42.1 2.97 (2.13–4.15)
Mental well-being       
 High 698 39.6 1 308 17.5 1
 Low 214 29.2 0.98 (0.80–1.22) 284 38.7 2.96 (2.38–3.68)