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Table 2 Odds ratio of hypertension according to not working, adjusted model

From: Working and hypertension: gaps in employment not associated with increased risk in 13 European countries, a retrospective cohort study

  Male Female Totala
Cumulative number of NW episodes, continuous 1.00 (0.97 – 1.02) 1.00 (0.99 – 1.01) 1.01 (1.00 - 1.01)
Cumulative number of NW episodes, 4 strata    
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1 and 2 1.08 (0.90 – 1.31) 0.99 (0.86 -1.15) 1.04 (0.92 - 1.16)
3 and 4 1.21 (0.91 – 1.61) 0.97 (0.82 – 1.14) 1.03 (0.90 – 1.19)
5+ 0.96 (0.73 – 1.27) 1.04 (0.93 – 1.18) 1.07 (0.97 – 1.19)
Proportion of time in NW state 0.72 (0.42 – 1.24) 0.99 (0.81 – 1.21) 0.98 (0.82 – 1.18)
Ever NW compared with continuously employed 1.08 (0.93 – 1.24) 1.01 (0.92 – 1.12) 1.05 (0.97 – 1.14)
  1. Adjusted model: age at visit (continuous variable), age at interview (continuous), age finished education (continuous), childhood socio-economic position (4 categories), country (13 dummies). NW= Not Working.
  2. aas per Model 1, with addition of gender term. Given the exposure is lagged by one visit, these analyses do not include the data from 41 people diagnosed with hypertension at age 30 (the start of follow up).