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Table 4 Linear regression of generic mental healtha explained by ethnicity, with work stress as potential mediator

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

Works stress Models: 1: Ethnicity + age and gender 2: Ethnicity + work stress + 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) −1.15 (−1.75 to −0.55) 188 % 0.81 (0.58 to 1.05)
South-Asian Surinamese −2.33 (−2.98 to −1.66) −2.47 (−3.09 to −1.84) - 0.12 (−0.14 to 0.37)
Turkish −4.25 (−4.93 to −3.58) −4.37 (−5.00 to −3.73) - 0.14 (−0.12 to 0.40)
Ghanaian −1.35 (−2.10 to −0.60) −2.90 (−3.61 to −2.18) 115 % 1.61 (1.33 to 1.91)
Moroccan 2.81 (−3.58 to −2.04) −3.41 (−4.14 to −2.67) 21 % 0.56 (0.26 to 0.86)
  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