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Table 3 Adjusted hazard ratio (HRadj) for purchase of prescribed antidepressant drugs according to the job strain at the managerial work unit level categorised into quartiles (percentiles 0–25, 26–75 and 76–100) in 4,815 public service workers in Aarhus Municipality 2002–2006.

From: Psychosocial work environment and antidepressant medication: a prospective cohort study

Psychosocial work characteristic Range of average work unit score (1–100) N cases Person years at-risk HRadj 95% CI
High job demands      
   Yes 10–50 81 2,909 1.16 0.84–1.59
   Somewhat 51–60 175 5,581 1.27 0.96–1.67
   No (reference) 61–96 72 2,852 1.00 Reference
Low decision latitude      
   Yes 48–64 97 2,766 1.24 0.92–1.67
   Somewhat 65–70 152 5,725 0.94 0.71–1.23
   No (reference) 71–86 79 2,852 1.00 Reference
Low social support      
   Yes 26–58 104 2,795 1.50 1.11–2.03
   Somewhat 59–67 153 5.689 1.08 0.81–1.43
   No (reference) 68–88 71 2,858 1.00 Reference
High job strain1      
   Yes . 36 1,087 1.19 0.84–1.68
   No (reference) . 292 10,256 1.00 Reference
High isostrain2      
   Yes . 22 674 1.17 0.76–1.80
   No (reference) . 306 10,669 1.00 Reference
  1. 1 high job demands (upper 25 percentile) and low decision latitude (lower 25 percentile)
  2. 2 job strain combined with low social support (lower 25 percentile)