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Table 3 Factors associated with full RTW at 1 month post injury for emergency department attenders, frequencies (row percentage) and unadjusted and adjusted relative risks

From: Getting back to work after injury: the UK Burden of Injury multicentre longitudinal study

  RTW (N=71) n (%) Not RTW (N=124) n (%) Unadjusted relative risk (95% CI) Model 1 Adjusted1relative risks (95% CI) Model 2 Adjusted1relative risks (95% CI)
Study centre
Nottingham 16 (34.8) 30 (65.2) 1   1   1  
Bristol 20 (42.6) 27 (57.4) 1.22 (0.73 to 2.05) 1.27 (0.76 to 2.13) 1.15 (0.71 to 1.85)
Swansea 21 (31.3) 46 (68.7) 0.9 (0.53 to 1.53) 1.14 (0.66 to 1.97) 1.07 (0.62 to 1.82)
Surrey 14 (40.0) 21 (60.0) 1.15 (0.65 to 2.03) 1.2 (0.66 to 2.18) 1.09 (0.62 to 1.91)
Sex
Females 33 (34.0) 64 (66.0) 1   1    
Males 38 (38.8) 60 (61.2) 1.14 (0.78 to 1.66) 1.05 (0.71 to 1.57)   
Age
16-35 years 29 (36.3) 51 (63.8) 1   1    
36-55 years 28 (35.4) 51 (64.6) 0.98 (0.64 to 1.48) 0.99 (0.62 to 1.56)   
56-65 years 14 (38.9) 22 (61.1) 1.07 (0.65 to 1.77) 0.9 (0.50 to 1.62)   
Ethnicity
White UK 69 (37.7) 114 (62.3) 1   1    
Other 2 (16.7) 10 (83.3) 0.44 (0.12 to 1.59) 0.42 (0.14 to 1.28)   
Deprivation (Townsend score tertiles)
1 (least deprived) 32 (37.2) 54 (62.8) 1   1    
2 22 (34.4) 42 (65.6) 0.92 (0.60 to 1.43) 0.95 (0.64 to 1.41)   
3 (most deprived) 17 (37.8) 28 (62.2) 1.02 (0.64 to 1.62) 1.13 (0.69 to 1.85)   
Employment
Paid employment 56 (32.9) 114 (67.1) 1   1   1  
Self-employed 15 (60.0) 10 (40.0) 1.82 (1.24 to 2.68) 1.69 (1.03 to 2.76) 1.7 (1.17 to 2.47)
Long-term illness
No 65 (36.1) 115 (63.9) 1   1    
Yes 6 (40.0) 9 (60.0) 1.11 (0.58 to 2.12) 0.94 (0.50 to 1.78)   
Place of injury
Home 21 (44.7) 26 (55.3) 1   1    
Work 8 (27.6) 21 (72.4) 0.62 (0.32 to 1.21) 0.55 (0.29 to 1.06)   
Road 13 (32.5) 27 (67.5) 0.73 (0.42 to 1.26) 0.81 (0.44 to 1.49)   
Sports grounds 9 (39.1) 14 (60.9) 0.88 (0.48 to 1.60) 1.13 (0.54 to 2.35)   
Other 20 (35.7) 36 (64.3) 0.8 (0.50 to 1.29) 1.08 (0.63 to 1.86)   
Type of injury
Other 36 (49.3) 37 (50.7) 1   1    
Upper limb injury 16 (27.6) 42 (72.4) 0.56 (0.35 to 0.90) 0.69 (0.40 to 1.18)   
Lower limb injury 19 (29.7) 45 (70.3) 0.6 (0.39 to 0.94) 0.77 (0.46 to 1.30)   
Severity
Minor 48 (50.0) 48 (50.0) 1   1   1  
Moderate to severe 23 (23.2) 76 (76.8) 0.46 (0.31 to 0.70) 0.52 (0.32 to 0.85) 0.48 (0.32 to 0.72)
Injury intent
Unintentional 68 (36.2) 120 (63.8) 1   1    
Other 3 (42.9) 4 (57.1) 1.18 (0.49 to 2.85) 1.22 (0.46 to 3.21)   
  1. 1 all variables in the column were included into the model.