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Table 2 Multivariate logistic regression for psychological symptoms (75th percentile) in relation to labour market position after controlling for the indicator of health-related selection as well as possible confounders and mediators [odds ratios (OR), 95% confidence intervals (95%CI)].

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

  OR 95% CI
Labour market position between age 25 and age 30   
   Without employment (Reference) 1  
   Obtained employment 0.35 0.19–0.63
   Permanent employment 0.22 0.10–0.51
Gender 0.93 0.63–1.36
Psychological symptoms (16) 2.18 1.48–3.23
Unemployed at young age (16–21) 1.26 0.74–2.15
Have children (21) 0.92 0.46–1.83
Financial problems (21) 1.47 0.99–2.17
Unemployed relatives (21) 1.19 0.62–2.25
Blue-collar worker (30) 0.67 0.44–1.02
Do not have a chance to do what I would prefer to do (30) 1.76 1.19–2.61
High WIS (30) 1.01 0.66–1.55
High demands (30) 1.57 1.07–2.31
Low control (30) 0.79 0.50–1.24
Poor social network (30) 0.71 0.46–1.10
Poor social support (30) 1.45 0.97–2.18
Risk of unemployment (30) 1.04 0.69–1.59
People look down on me (30) 2.01 1.33–3.04
  1. The model Chi-square was significant at p = <0.001 (x2 = 112.02, DF = 17). The explained variance in the regression models calculated by Cox & Snell R Square was 0.14).