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Table 2 Days of sickness absence during one year according to level of satisfaction with psychosocial work conditions.

From: Global measure of satisfaction with psychosocial work conditions versus measures of specific aspects of psychosocial work conditions in explaining sickness absence

  Levels of satisfaction with psychosocial work conditions  
  Lowest septile 5 middle septiles Highest septile Regression coefficients
Aspect of psychosocial work conditions Days of sickness absence during one year  
Management     
Adjusted mean1 (95% CI) 14.3 (12.8 ; 15.9) 12.5 (11.6 ; 13.4) 11.6 (9.9 ; 13.2) -0.08 (-0.13 ; -0.03)
Adjusted mean2 (95% CI) 13.5 (11.4 ; 15.5) 13.1 (11.7 ; 14.5) 13.1 (11.1 ; 15.1) -0.05 (-0.14 ; 0.04)
Adjusted mean3 (95% CI) 11.9 (10.1 ; 13.8) 12.7 (11.8 ; 13.6) 13.4 (11.7 ; 15.2) 0.05 (-0.03 ; 0.13)
Cooperation     
Adjusted mean1 (95% CI) 14.3 (12.7 ; 15.9) 12.5 (11.6 ; 13.4) 11.5 (9.9 ; 13.2) -0.08 (-0.15 ; -0.02)
Adjusted mean2 (95% CI) 13.8 (11.9 ; 15.6) 13.1 (11.8 ; 14.3) 12.9 (11.0 ; 14.8) 0.01 (-0.08 ; 0.09)
Adjusted mean3 (95% CI) 12.3 (10.5 ; 14.1) 12.6 (11.7 ; 13.5) 13.3 (11.5 ; 15.1) 0.07 (-0.02 ; 0.16)
Professionalism     
Adjusted mean1 (95% CI) 15.1 (13.5 ; 16.6) 12.4 (11.5 ; 13.3) 10.9 (9.3 ; 12.5) -0.12 (-0.18 ; -0.06)
Adjusted mean2 (95% CI) 15.2 (13.2 ; 17.3) 13.1 (11.5 ; 14.6) 11.4 (9.4 ; 13.5) -0.11 (-0.22 ; 0.00)
Adjusted mean3 (95% CI) 13.0 (11.0 ; 15.0) 12.6 (11.7 ; 13.5) 12.6 (10.7; 14.4) 0.04 (-0.06 ; 0.15)
Skill discretion     
Adjusted mean1 (95% CI) 14.3 (12.7 ; 15.9) 12.5 (11.6 ; 13.4) 11.4 (9.7 ; 13.0) -0.15 (-0.23 ; -0.08)
Adjusted mean2 (95% CI) 14.2 (12.4 ; 16.1) 13.0 (11.7 ; 14.3) 12.5 (10.7 ; 14.3) -0.11 (-0.21 ; -0.02)
Adjusted mean3 (95% CI) 13.2 (11.6 ; 14.9) 12.5 (11.6 ; 13,4) 12.6 (10.9 ; 14.3) -0.05 (-0.14 ; 0.03)
Workload     
Adjusted mean1 (95% CI) 13.4 (11.5 ; 15.3) 12.8 (11.6 ; 14.1) 13.5 (11.7 ; 15.2) -0.04 (-0.10 ; 0.02)
Adjusted mean2 (95% CI) 13.5 (9.6 ; 17.4) 15.1 (12.2 ; 18.0) 12.3 (8.5 ; 16.0) 0.01 (-0.06 ; 0.08)
Adjusted mean3 (95% CI) 12.3 (10.6 ; 14.0) 12.5 (11.7 ; 13.4) 13.5 (11.8 ; 15.1) 0.05 (-0.01 ; 0.11)
Decision Authority     
Adjusted mean1 (95% CI) 14.2 (12.7 ; 15.8) 12.4 (11.5 ; 13.4) 11.6 (10.0 ; 13.3) -0.10 (-0.17 ; -0.03)
Adjusted mean2 (95% CI) 12.7 (10.7 ; 14.8) 13.2 (11.7 ; 14.8) 13.8 (11.7 ; 14.8) 0.11 (-0.04 ; 0.25)
Adjusted mean3(95% CI) 11.3 (9.4 ; 13.2) 12.7 (11.8 ; 13.7) 14.0 (12.2 ; 15.9) 0.14 (0.03 ; 0.25)
Global measure     
Unadjusted mean (95% CI) 16.3 (14.7 ; 17.9) 11.8 (11.1 ; 12.5) 11.2 (9.6 ; 12.8) -0.17 (-0.23 ; -0.11)
Adjusted mean1 (95% CI) 16.2 (14.7 ; 17.8) 12.1 (11.2 ; 13.0) 11.0 (9.4 ; 12.6) -0.16 (-0.21 ; -0.10)
  1. Bold types indicate that the estimate is statistically significant. For the three levels of satisfaction with psychosocial work conditions bold types indicate a statistically significant difference compared to the previous (lower) level.
  2. 1: Adjustment for gender, age, occupation, size of workplace, marital status, children below 13 years living at home and contact to hospital.
  3. 2: Adjustment for gender, age, occupation, size of workplace, marital status, children below 13 years living at home and contact to hospital and each of the other 5 aspects.
  4. 3: Adjustment for gender, age, occupation, size of workplace, marital status, children below 13 years living at home and contact to hospital and a global measure of psychosocial work conditions.