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Table 4 Factors associated with full RTW at 4 months 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=140) Not RTW (N=31) Unadjusted relative risk (95% CI) Model 1 Adjusted1 relative risks (95% CI) Model 2 Adjusted1relative risks (95% CI)
Study centre
Nottingham 35 (83.3) 7 (16.7) 1   1   1  
Bristol 41 (87.2) 6 (12.8) 1.05 (0.88 to 1.25) 1.06 (0.88 to 1.28) 1.03 (0.87 to 1.22)
Swansea 35 (70.0) 15 (30.0) 0.84 (0.67 to 1.05) 0.92 (0.74 to 1.14) 0.87 (0.70 to 1.08)
Surrey 29 (90.6) 3 (9.4) 1.09 (0.91 to 1.30) 1.09 (0.90 to 1.33) 1.08 (0.91 to 1.28)
Sex
Females 72 (81.8) 16 (18.2) 1   1    
Males 68 (81.9) 15 (18.1) 1 (0.87 to 1.15) 0.93 (0.80 to 1.08)   
Age
16-35years 61 (85.9) 10 (14.1) 1   1    
36-55years 54 (80.6) 13 (19.4) 0.94 (0.81 to 1.09) 0.9 (0.76 to 1.06)   
56-65years 25 (75.8) 8 (24.2) 0.88 (0.71 to 1.09) 0.75 (0.59 to 0.97)   
Ethnicity
White UK 132 (82.5) 28 (17.5) 1   1    
Other 8 (72.7) 3 (27.3) 0.88 (0.61 to 1.28) 0.84 (0.59 to 1.21)   
Deprivation (Townsend score tertiles)
1 (least deprived) 58 (82.9) 12 (17.1) 1   1    
2 49 (79.0) 13 (21.0) 0.95 (0.81 to 1.13) 0.98 (0.84 to 1.14)   
3 (most deprived) 33 (84.6) 6 (15.4) 1.02 (0.86 to 1.21) 1.04 (0.86 to 1.27)   
Employment
Paid employment 118 (79.7) 30 (20.3) 1   1    
Self-employed 22 (95.7) 1 (4.3) 1.2 (1.06 to 1.35) 1.29 (1.10 to 1.52) 1.15 (1.03 to 1.30)
Long-term illness
No 126 (80.8) 30 (19.2) 1   1    
Yes 14 (93.3) 1 (6.7) 1.16 (0.99 to 1.35) 1.21 (0.98 to 1.49)   
Place of injury
Home 36 (85.7) 6 (14.3) 1   1    
Work 24 (85.7) 4 (14.3) 1 (0.82 to 1.22) 1.01 (0.83 to 1.22)   
Road 19 (73.1) 7 (26.9) 0.85 (0.65 to 1.11) 0.86 (0.67 to 1.10)   
Sports grounds 19 (79.2) 5 (20.8) 0.92 (0.73 to 1.17) 0.98 (0.78 to 1.24)   
Other 42 (82.4) 9 (17.6) 0.96 (0.80 to 1.15) 1.1 (0.91 to 1.34)   
Type of injury
Other 60 (88.2) 8 (11.8) 1   1    
Upper limb injury 40 (81.6) 9 (18.4) 0.93 (0.79 to 1.08) 1.11 (0.91 to 1.35)   
Lower limb injury 40 (74.1) 14 (25.9) 0.84 (0.70 to 1.01) 0.99 (0.80 to 1.24)   
Severity
Minor 83 (91.2) 8 (8.8) 1   1   1  
Moderate to severe 57 (71.3) 23 (28.8) 0.78 (0.67 to 0.91) 0.75 (0.62 to 0.92) 0.79 (0.68 to 0.92)
Injury intent
Unintentional 133 (81.6) 30 (18.4) 1   1    
Other 7 (87.5) 1 (12.5) 1.07 (0.82 to 1.41) 1.12 (0.82 to 1.52)   
  1. 1 all variables in the column were included into the model.