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Table 3 Body Mass Index in Relation to Working Conditions and Sociodemographics in Men: Multivariate Linear Regression Results

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

  Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4
Men (N = 427) Beta* p value Beta p value Beta p value Beta p value
Demand/Control (Ref = Low strain)         
   Active jobs 0.69 0.25 --   0.61 0.30 --  
   Passive jobs -0.14 0.80 --   -0.11 0.85 --  
   Job strain 0.49 0.43 --   0.48 0.44 --  
Effort/Reward Ratio > 1: Imbalance (Ref = Ratio 1: Balance) ** --   -1.18 0.26 -1.32 0.21 --  
Hours worked (Ref = <35 hours) 1.22 0.05 1.26 0.05 1.15 0.07 1.37 0.03
   35 to 49 hours 1.57 0.03 1.56 0.02 1.33 0.07 1.88 >0.01
   >49 hours -1.05 0.02 -1.05 0.02 -1.05 0.02 -1.04 0.02
High physical work demand (Ref = Low)         
  1. Each regression model includes covariates with reported coefficients, after adjustment for age, educational level and marital status.
  2. * Unstandardised regression coefficient.
  3. ** Additionally adjusted for over commitment.
  4. Ref = reference category.