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Table 4 Logistic multivariate regressions between lower levels of socioeconomic status and belonging to the sick-listed sample, with higher non-manual as reference.

From: Can work ability explain the social gradient in sickness absence: a study of a general population in Sweden

  Women
(n = 3547)
Men
(n = 2260)
  Model 1
OR (95% CI)
Model 2
OR (95% CI)
Model 3
OR (95% CI)
Model 1
OR (95% CI)
Model 2
OR (95% CI)
Model 3
OR (95% CI)
Higher non-manual 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Intermediate non-manual 1.27 (1.02-1.58) 1.29 (1.03-1.62) 1.13 (0.89-1.42) 1.32 (0.98-1.78) 1.30 (0.96-1.76) 1.22 (0.90-1.66)
Lower non-manual 1.13 (0.88-1.45) 1.21 (0.94-1.56) 1.05 (0.81-1.35) 1.53 (1.05-2.24) 1.52 (1.03-2.25) 1.31 (0.89-1.95)
Skilled manual 1.74 (1.37-2.21) 1.84 (1.44-2.35) 1.19 (0.93-1.53) 2.80 (2.11-3.72) 2.82 (2.11-3.76) 2.07 (1.54-2.78)
Non-skilled manual 1.74 (1.40-2.19) 1.82 (1.43-2.30) 1.27 (0.99-1.64) 2.98 (2.27-3.90) 2.75 (2.08-3.64) 2.03 (1.53-2.71)
(Low) mental work ability   1.46 (1.35-1.58)    1.53 (1.37-1.70)  
(Low) physical work ability    1.75 (1.62-1.89)    1.70 (1.54-1.88)
  1. Crude Odds ratios (OR) with 95% Confidence intervals (CI) are presented in Model 1. The explanatory effect of work ability is examined in Model 2 (mental work ability) and Model 3 (physical work ability)