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Table 2 Conditions and Sociodemographics: Multivariate Linear Regression Analysis

From: Psychosocial and other working conditions in relation to body mass index in a representative sample of Australian workers

  Men (N = 427) Women (N = 455)
  Beta* p value Beta p value
High Psychological work demand (Ref = Low) 0.87 0.04 0.23 0.61
Low Control (Ref = High) -0.40 0.34 -0.48 0.31
Demand/Control (Ref = Low strain)     
   Active jobs 0.86 0.14 -0.06 0.94
   Passive jobs -0.34 0.54 -0.68 0.29
   Job strain 0.50 0.42 -0.31 0.65
High Effort (Ref = Low) 1.26 >0.01 0.67 0.14
Low Reward (Ref = High) -0.13 0.76 -0.87 0.05
Effort/Reward Ratio > 1: Imbalance (Ref = Ratio 1: Balance)** -1.19 0.26 -0.98 0.44
Hours worked (Ref = <35 hours)     
   35 to 49 hours 1.35 0.03 0.05 0.92
   >49 hours 1.86 >0.01 0.48 0.47
High physical work demand (Ref=Low) -1.15 0.01 0.30 0.50
  1. Each model (row) adjusted for age, educational level and marital status.
  2. * Unstandardised regression coefficient.
  3. ** Additionally adjusted for over commitment.
  4. Ref = reference category.