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Table 3 Linear regression of generic mental healtha explained by ethnicity, with recovery opportunities as potential mediator

From: Do unfavourable working conditions explain mental health inequalities between ethnic groups?: cross-sectional data of the HELIUS study

Recovery opportunities Models: 1: Ethnicity + age and gender 2: Ethnicity + recovery opportunities + age and gender Attenuation %b Mediation testc 95 % CI (bootstrap)
  b 95 % CI b 95 % CI    
Dutch (reference) - - - - - - -
African Surinamese −0.40 (−1.02 to 0.23) −0.02 (−0.65 to 0.61) - −0.41 (−0.54 to −0.30)
South-Asian Surinamese −2.33 (−2.98 to −1.66) −2.10 (−2.7 to −1.41) −10 % −0.32 (−0.44 to −0.22)
Turkish −4.25 (−4.93 to −3.58) −3.61 (−4.3 to −2.93) −15 % −0.63 (−0.80 to −0.48)
Ghanaian −1.35 (−2.10 to −0.60) −0.67 (−1.43 to 0.09) −50 % −0.74 (−0.93 to −0.57)
Moroccan 2.81 (−3.58 to −2.04) −2.35 (−3.12 to −1.57) −16 % −0.44 (−0.58 to −0.31)
  1. aScores in generic mental health range from 11 to 70, higher scores reflect better generic health
  2. b% Change in B calculated as (Bethnicity+workcondition-Bethnicity)/(Bethnicity); only for models where the ethnic group showed a statistically significant higher risk of mental health problems and the mediation test for that ethnic group was statistically significant. Negative signs (−) are used for changes towards non-significance (zero B)
  3. cBold printed figures represent statistically significant mediation for that ethnic group