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Table 4 Odds ratios from PLUM-ordinal regressions relating IMHS at age 21 and 43 and exposure to different combinations of open unemployment or youth programs 18–21a

From: Do open youth unemployment and youth programs leave the same mental health scars? - Evidence from a Swedish 27-year cohort study

  IMHS at age 21 IMHS at age 43
  Model2 Model 2
  OR 95 % CI OR 95 % CI
Exposure to unemployment 18–21 (no exp. ref.)     
Exposure to open unemployment 18–21 4.17*** 2,29–7.61 2.29** 1.27–4.14
Exposure to youth programs 18–21 1.19 0.88–1.59 1,35* 1.01–1.85
Exposure to both forms 18–21 2.31*** 1.51–3.49 2.07*** 1.38–3.12
IMHS at age 16 1,49*** 1.36–1.63 1.25*** 0.15–0.37
Pseudo R-square     
Cox and Snell 0,15   0.09  
Nagelkerke 0.16   0.09  
  1. a Covariates added in the models: Gender, long-term somatic health problems at 16, truancy at 16, parental social class at 16, parental employment at 16, living with both parents at 16, paternal health problems at 16
  2. *** = p < 0.001. ** = p < 0.01. * = 0.05, OR = Odds Ratio, 95 % CI = 95 % Confidence Interval