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Table 5 The association between overall work-related stress and self-rated symptoms, poor and good self-rated health and sick leave, unadjusted and adjusted odds ratio# (indicated in bold) with 95% CI (n = 424).

From: The prevalence of work-related stress, and its association with self-perceived health and sick-leave, in a population of employed Swedish women

Overall work-related stress High level of self-rated symptoms (n = 224) Poor (Fair/Bad) self-rated health (n = 48) Good (Excellent/Very good) self-rated health (n = 222) Sick-leave (n = 30)
% (n) OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95%CI) OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95%CI) OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95%CI) OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95%CI)
Indistinct Organisation and conflicts     
   Low: 71 (300) 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
   High: 29 (124) 1.63 (1.06 – 2.49)¤ 1.85 (1.00 – 3.44) 0.72 (0.47 – 1.09) 1.44 (0.66 – 3.12)
  1.70 (1.10 – 2.64)¤ 1.89 (1.00 – 3.59) 0.70 (0.45 – 1.10) 1.51 (0.68 – 3.38)
Individual demands and commitment     
   Low: 74 (314) 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
   High: 26 (110) 3.15 (1.96 – 5.06)¤ 2.50 (1.34 – 4.62)¤ 0.56 (0.36 – 0.86)¤ 1.47 (0.67 – 3.25)
  3.42 (2.08 – 5.63)¤ 2.88 (1.50 – 5.57)¤ 0.45 (0.28 – 0.73)¤ 1.70 (0.75 – 3.88)
Perceived stress due to indistinct organisation and conflicts     
   Low: 90 (382) 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
   High: 10 (42) 3.17 (1.51 – 6.62)¤ 1.34 (0.53 – 3.37) 0.55 (0.36 – 0.73)¤ 3.85 (1.59 – 9.30)¤
  3.14 (1.49 – 6.60)¤ 1.26 (0.49 – 3.23) 0.37 (0.18 – 0.75)¤ 3.93 (1.56 – 9.88)¤
Perceived stress due to individual demands and commitment     
   Low: 75 (318) 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
   High: 25 (106) 4.53 (2.71 – 7.56)¤ 2.64 (1.42 – 4.91)¤ 0.32 (0.20 – 0.51)¤ 1.55 (0.70 – 3.43)
  4.52 (2.68 – 7.64)¤ 3.22 (1.67 – 6.20)¤ 0.26 (0.16 – 0.44)¤ 1.85 (0.81 – 4.24)
Influence at work     
   High: 78 (330) 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
   Low: 22 (94) 1.89 (1.18 – 3.05)¤ 1.70 (0.88 – 3.28) 0.45 (0.28 – 0.72)¤ 2.54 (1.17 – 5.48)¤
  1.86 (1.14 – 3.04)¤ 1.55 (0.78 – 3.05) 0.46 (0.28 – 0.77)¤ 2.37 (1.06 – 5.30)¤
Work interference with leisure time     
   Low: 67 (285) 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
   High: 33 (139) 2.07 (1.36 – 3.15)¤ 1.03 (0.55 – 1.95) 0.75 (0.50 – 1.13) 0.87 (0.39 – 1.95)
  2.10 (1.36 – 3.25)¤ 1.27 (0.65 – 2.46) 0.61 (0.39 – 0.95)¤ 1.13 (0.48 – 2.62)
  1. ¤ Statistically significant values of the confidence interval of OR
  2. # Adjusted by age-group, educational level, occupational class and employer.