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Table 5 Multivariate analysis of sickness absence spells and days and poor self assessed work ability.

From: Emotional support predicts more sickness absence and poorer self assessed work ability: a two-year prospective cohort study

Variables Sick-leave spellsb Sick-leave daysb Poor work abilityc
  RRa (95% CI) RRa (95% CI) ORa (95% CI)
I Work environment 1.09 (0.95-1.25) 1.00 (0.84-1.19) 1.39 (0.98-1.98)
II Emotional support 1.36 (1.11-1.67)** 1.68 (1.22-2.31)** 1.58 (1.02-2.46)*
III Psychological resources 0.96 (0.82-1.11) 1.15 (0.94-1.41) 0.62 (0.44-0.89)**
Previous back pain 0.82 (0.60-1.11) 1.38 (0.89-2.13) 2.56 (1.13-5.81)*
  1. RR = rate ratio; OR = odds ratio; CI = confidence interval;*p < 0.05; **p < 0.01;
  2. aRRs and ORs are adjusted for age, sex, BMI, smoking, alcohol consumption, SES, disease (self report of diagnosis), past sickness absence, and all other variables in the table.
  3. bPoisson regression.
  4. cLogistic regression.