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Table 2 Logistic regression of factors predicting non-reemployment

From: Health-related and social factors predicting non-reemployment amongst newly unemployed

OR for failure of reemployment (95% confidence interval)  
  Unadjusted Adjusted for age and sex Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 3 weighted
Age       
  16-25 1 1 1 1 1 1
  26-45 1.20 (0.72-2.00) 1.21 (0.72-2.01) 1.05 (0.59-1.87) 1.18 (0.64-2.17) 1.25 (0.67-2.32) 1.26 (0.68-2.35)
  46-65 2.20 (1.01-4.82)* 2.28 (1.04-4.99)* 2.09 (0.90-4.84) 2.70 (1.09-6.70)* 2.96 (1.12-7.80)* 3.16 (1.09-9.14)*
Being a man 0.81 (0.50-1.30) 0.77 (0.48-1.25) 0.75 (0.45-1.23) 0.69 (0.41-1.16) 0.76 (0.44-1.31) 0.77 (0.44-1.35)
Born outside Sweden 2.26 (1.09-4.70)* 2.23 (1.07-4.67)* 2.38 (1.11-5.11)* 2.09 (0.95-4.61) 1.83 (0.79-4.26) 1.79 (0.79-4.05)
Education       
  University (reference) 1 1 1 1 1 1
  Secondary school 0.93 (0.51-1.67) 1.08 (0.58-2.01) 1.16 (0.61-2.20) 1.09 (0.56-2.12) 1.04 (0.53-2.08) 0.95 (0.47-1.89)
  Lower secondary school 1.33 (0.60-2.94) 1.26 (0.55-2.89) 1.29 (0.55-3.03) 1.14 (0.47-2.76) 1.02 (0.40-2.59) 0.83 (0.32-2.11)
  Other 0.83 (0.36-1.91) 0.81 (0.35-1.90) 0.79 (0.33-1.89) 0.64 (0.26-1.58) 0.58 (0.23-1.51) 0.47 (0.18-1.19)
Place of residence b       
  Mayor city reference) 1 1 1 1 1 1
  Other cities 1.08 (0.58-2.03) 1.05 (0.56-1.98) 1.1 (0.61-2.25) 1.24 (0.64-2.21) 1.16 (0.59-2.30) 1.15 (0.59-2.23)
  Smaller cities and rural districts 0.93 (0.52-1.63) 0.89 (0.50-1.58) 0.96 (0.51-1.78) 1.10 (0.58-2.10) 1.17 (0.60-2.27) 1.23 (0.64-2.36)
Being married/cohabiting 0.91 (0.56-1.47) 0.73 (0.44-1.24)   0.70 (0.39-1.22) 0.67 (0.38–1.19) 0.64 (0.35-1.14)
A big social network c 0.80 (0.58–1.11) 0.80 (0.57–1.11)   0.93 (0.65–1.32) 0.97 (0.67–1.40) 1.00 (0.71-1.44)
High emotional support 0.66 (0.36–1.20) 0.64 (0.35–1.19)   0.79 (0.41–1.53) 0.79 (0.38–1.64) 0.83 (0.41-1.69)
Not being able to do monthly savings 1.91 (1.18–3.11)** 2.03 (1.24–3.32)**   1.74 (1.03–2.91)* 1.77 (1.03–3.04)* 1.83 (1.06-4.14)*
Not managing to summon 14 000 SEK 1.38 (0.82–2.33) 1.46 (0.86–2.47)     
Having difficulties with expenditures 1.44 (0.88–2.37) 1.56 (0.94–2.59)     
Being worried over economy 1.25 (0.71–2.21)1.35 (0.76–2.42) 1.25 (0.71–2.21)1.35 (0.76–2.42)     
Considering work important 0.76 (0.40–1.45)0.77 (0.40–1.47) 0.76 (0.40–1.45)0.77 (0.40–1.47)     
Previously unemployed 1.46 (0.89–2.39) 1.45 (0.87–2.43) 1.63 (0.96-2.78)   1.31 (0.75-2.39) 1.32 (0.76-2.29)
Bad self-rated health 1.86 (0.86–4.03) 1.71 (0.78–3.74)     
Longstanding illness 1.65 (0.85–3.19) 1.65 (0.85–3.19)     
Visit to a physician last 3 months 1.96 (1.18–3.23)** 1.80 (1.07–3.01)*    1.61 (0.94–2.27) 1.51 (0.88-2.60)
Bad physical functioning level (PSC d ) 1.51 (0.82–2.78) 1.39 (0.75–2.58)     
General mental distress (GHQ-12 e ) 1.86 (1.13–3.05)* 1.94 (1.17–3.22)*    1.39 (0.79–2.45) 1.38 (0.78-2.44)
Bad mental functioning level (MCS f ) 1.26 (0.77–2.07) 1.35 (0.81–2.23)     
Depression (subjective) 2.60 (0.78–8.64) 2.66 (0.80–8.88)     
Depression according to CES-D g 1.05 (0.58–1.90) 1.09 (0.60–1.99)     
Being burned out (SMBQ h ) 1.20 (0.66–2.18) 1.21 (0.66–2.22)     
Risky alcohol use (AUDIT i ) 0.76 (0.44–1.32) 0.92 (0.51–1.64)     
  1. A higher value indicates an increased odds ratio for not obtaining new employment.
  2. Model 1: Adjusted for age, sex, education, country of birth, place of residence and earlier unemployment.
  3. Model 2: Adjusted for model 1 + monthly savings, emotional support, size of social network and civil status.
  4. Model 3: Model 2 + GHQ-12 and visits to a physician.
  5. Model 3 weighted: Model 3 while weighting for non-response bias according to the model used by Carlin et al. [40].
  6. * = p < .05. ** = p < .01.
  7. b = Mayor city = district with > 200,000 inhabitants plus suburban districts adjacent to these districts. Other city = district with 50,000-200,000 inhabitants. In accordance with Svenska Kommunförbundet [56].
  8. c = How many individuals do you know and have contact with and with whom you share the same interests?
  9. d = SF-12 Physical Component Study.
  10. e = General Health Questionnaire-12.
  11. f = SF-12 Mental Component Study. g = Centre of Epidemiological Studies - Depression scale.
  12. h = Shirom Melamed Burnout Questionnaire.
  13. I = Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT).