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Table 4 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 mental health problems adjusted for work capacity: 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 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 Model 6: OR (95% CI)f
Persistent mental illness
No 489 52.6 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Yes 99 65.1 1.69 (1.18–2.41) 1.75 (1.21–2.52) 1.60 (1.09–2.35) 1.38 (0.93–2.06) 1.50 (1.01–2.20) 1.71 (1.17–2.49) 1.37 (0.92–2.05)
Mental well-being
High 303 46.8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Low 284 65.6 2.16 (1.68–2.78) 2.18 (1.69–2.82) 2.10 (1.64–2.74) 1.97 (1.50–2.60) 2.0 (1.53–2.62) 2.14 (1.64–2.78) 1.93 (1.46–2.55)
  1. aAdjusted for age and gender.
  2. bAdjusted for age, gender and work capacity in relation to knowledge demands.
  3. cAdjusted for age, gender and work capacity in relation to mental demands.
  4. dAdjusted for age, gender and work capacity in relation to collaborative demands.
  5. eAdjusted for age, gender and work capacity in relation to physical demands.
  6. fAdjusted for age, gender and work capacity in relation to knowledge, mental, collaborative and physical demands.