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Table 1 1a. Distribution of the confounders and mediating variables included in the multiple regression analyses among men without permanent employment, obtained permanent employment and in permanent employment (percentages and p-values).

From: Does transition from an unstable labour market position to permanent employment protect mental health? Results from a 14-year follow-up of school-leavers

     p p p
  Without permanent employment Obtained permanent employment Permanent employment Without permanent employment/obtained permanent employment Without permanent employment/permanent employment Obtained permanent employment/permanent employment
  % % %    
  n = 42 n = 46 n = 324    
   Dependent variable       
Psychological symptoms (age 30) 52.4 13.0 20.1 0.687 0.409 0.965
   Independent variables       
Psychological symptoms (age 16) 38.1 21.7 20.1 0.513 0.453 0.873
Unemployed at young age (16–21) 37.7 10.9 10.2 <0.001 <0.001 0.894
Have children (21) 4.8 2.2 6.8 0.612 0.605 0.221
Financial problems (21) 66.7 47.8 42.0 0.075 0.002 0.452
Unemployed relatives (21) 16.7 2.2 7.7 0.012 0.044 0.194
High WIS (30) 21.4 28.3 28.7 0.477 0.324 0.950
Blue-collar worker (30) 64.3 45.7 43.5 0.079 0.011 0.785
Do not have a chance to do what I would prefer to do (30) 66.7 52.2 43.8 0.172 0.005 0.286
High demands (30) 21.4 45.7 31.8 0.015 0.176 0.060
Low control (30) 45.2 32.6 26.2 0.190 0.011 0.370
Poor social network (30) 11.9 30.4 32.4 0.006 0.058 0.784
Poor social support (30) 42.9 26.1 22.8 0.005 0.070 0.633
Risk of unemployment (30) 81.0 47.8 25.9 0.001 <0.001 0.002
People look down on me (30) 40.5 32.6 20.7 0.385 0.005 0.075
1b. Distribution of the confounders and mediating variables included in the multiple regression analyses among women without permanent employment, obtained permanent employment and in permanent employment (percentages and p-values).
     p P p
  Without permanent employment Obtained permanent employment Permanent employment Without permanent employment/obtained permanent employment Without permanent employment/permanent employment Obtained permanent employment/permanent employment
  % % %    
  n = 31 n = 26 n = 248    
   Dependent variable       
Psychological symptoms (age 30) 54.8 26.9 26.6 0.002 0.007 0.134
   Independent variables       
Psychological symptoms (age 16) 41.9 53.8 37.1 0.176 0.948 0.138
Unemployed at young age (16–21) 41.9 7.7 11.7 <0.001 <0.001 0.569
Have children (21) 6.5 3.8 11.7 0.750 0.371 0.216
Financial problems (21) 74.2 50.0 58.1 0.065 0.086 0.426
Unemployed relatives (21) 22.6 7.7 7.7 0.052 0.007 0.996
High WIS (30) 9.7 19.2 32.7 0.426 0.008 0.149
Blue-collar worker (30) 38.7 30.8 36.7 0.537 0.827 0.552
Do not have a chance to do what I would prefer to do (30) 58.1 34.6 44.0 0.077 0.137 0.363
High demands (30) 29.0 30.8 38.7 0.893 0.285 0.427
Low control (30) 41.9 38.5 25.4 0.771 0.054 0.159
Poor social network (30) 16.1 36.6 31.0 0.130 0.088 0.705
Poor social support (30) 29.0 30.8 30.6 0.888 0.855 0.990
Risk of unemployment (30) 83.9 50.0 29.8 0.005 <0.001 0.003
People look down on me (30) 48.4 30.8 28.1 0.151 0.025 0.822