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Table 3 Crude and adjusted odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) for late RTW compared with early/medium late RTW among individuals currently on sick leave (n=1082, 354 men and 728 women) with regard to work capacity, adjusted for persisting mental illness and mental well-being: results of binary logistic regression analyses, 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 variable: work capacity in relation to demands at work n(exposed) Late RTW (≥105 days)
% Crude OR (95% CI) Model 1: OR(95% CI)a Model 2: OR (95% CI)b Model 3: OR (95% CI)c Model 4: OR (95% CI)d Model 5: OR (95% CI)e
Knowledge demands
High 451 68.3 1 1 1 1 1 1
Low 112 51.3 2.04 (1.43–2.91) 2.06 (1.44–2.95) 1.91 (1.33–2.75) 1.31 (0.85–2.02) 1.75 (1.21–2.53) 1.34 (0.87–2.06)
Mental demands
High 335 48.8 1 1 1 1 1 1
Low 225 64.1 1.87 (1.44–2.44) 1.93 (1.47–2.53) 1.79 (1.35–2.39) 1.35 (0.96–1.89) 1.52 (1.14–2.04) 1.17 (0.83–1.65)
Collaborative demands
High 408 50.3 1 1 1 1 1 1
Low 153 67.4 2.04 (1.50–2.78) 2.04 (1.49–2.79) 1.90 (1.37–2.62) 1.34 (0.90–2.00) 1.71 (1.23–2.36) 1.30 (0.87–1.94)
Physical demands
High 295 49.9 1 1 1 1 1 1
Low 273 60.1 1.51 (1.18–1.94) 1.53 (1.19–1.97) 1.50 (1.17–1.93) 1.25 (0.95–1.64) 1.44 (1.12–1.86) 1.24 (0.94–1.28)
  1. aAdjusted for gender and age.
  2. bAdjusted for gender, age and persisting mental illness.
  3. cAdjusted for gender, age, persisting mental illness, and the other three work capacity items.
  4. dAdjusted for gender, age and mental well-being.
  5. eAdjusted for gender, age, mental well-being, and the other three work capacity items.