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Table 4 Proportions of participants reemployed by sociodemographic factors, social and economic situation, and health

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

   Reemployeda Not reemployed Sig.   Reemployeda Not reemployed Sig.
Age 17-25 34 42,0% 144 34,2%   Worried over economy No 19 23,8% 81 20,0%  
  26-45 38 46,9% 193 45,8%    Yes 61 76,3% 325 80,0%  
  46-64 9 11,1% 84 20,0%   Importance of work Not important 65 83,3% 316 79,2%  
Sex Female 34 42,0% 199 47,3%    Important 13 16,7% 83 20,8%  
  Male 47 58,0% 222 52,7%   Previous unemployment No 52 64,2% 232 55,1%  
Place of birth Sweden 71 88,8% 321 77,7% *   Yes 29 35,8% 189 44,9%  
  Abroad 9 11,3% 92 22,3% * Longstanding illness No 68 85,0% 308 76,4%  
Education University 20 25,0% 104 25,3%    Yes 12 15,0% 95 23,6%  
  Secondary school 39 48,8% 188 45,7%   Visit to physician No 50 64,1% 189 47,7% **
  Lower secondary school 11 13,8% 76 18,5%    Yes 28 35,9% 207 52,3% **
  Other 10 12,5% 43 10,5%   Self-rated health Good 72 90,0% 339 82,9%  
Civil status Single 36 45,0% 195 47,3%    Bad 8 10,0% 70 17,1%  
  Married/Cohabiting 44 55,0% 217 52,7%   PSC d Better functioning 63 80,8% 272 73,5%  
Place of residence b Mayor city 24 29,6% 126 29,9%    Worse functioning 15 19,2% 98 26,5%  
  Other cities 22 27,2% 125 29,7%   GHQ-12 e No mental distress 49 62,0% 184 46,8% *
  Smaller cities and rural districts 35 43,2% 170 40,4%    Mental distress 30 38,0% 209 53,2% *
Social network c Low 12 15,0% 88 21,7%   MSC f Better functioning 45 57,7% 192 51,9%  
  High 68 85,0% 318 78,3%    Worse functioning 33 42,3% 178 48,1%  
Emotional support Low 15 18,8% 105 26,1%   Depression No depression 77 96,3% 375 90,8%  
  High 65 81,3% 298 73,9%    Depression 3 3,8% 38 9,2%  
Monthly savings Yes 45 56,3% 160 40,2% ** CES-D g Low degree of depression 56 76,7% 297 76,7%  
  No 35 43,8% 238 59,8% **   High degree of depression 17 23,3% 90 23,3%  
Manage sudden expenditure of 14,000 Yes 55 69,6% 250 62,3%   Burnout h Low burnout 57 78,1% 280 74,9%  
  No 24 30,4% 151 37,7%    High burnout 16 21,9% 94 25,1%  
Difficulties with current expenditures No 51 63,8% 222 55,0%   Risky alcohol use i No risky alcohol use 54 71,1% 289 76,3%  
  Yes 29 36,3% 182 45,0%    Risky alcohol use 22 28,9% 90 23,7%  
  1. a = Had been employed at least three months and had employment as last registration.
  2. 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].
  3. c = How many individuals do you know and have contact with and with whom you share the same interests?
  4. d = Physical functioning level according to SF-12 Physical Component Study.
  5. e = General Health Questionnaire-12.
  6. f = Mental functioning level according to SF-12 Mental Component Study.
  7. g = Centre of Epidemiological Studies - Depression scale.
  8. h = Shirom Melamed Burnout Questionnaire.
  9. I = Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT).
  10. † = Chi-2-square significance. * = p < .05. ** = p < .01.