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Table 4 Associations between number of musculoskeletal pain sites at baseline and re-employment at three-year follow-up

From: Musculoskeletal pain and re-employment among unemployed job seekers: a three-year follow-up study

Number of musculoskeletal pain sites Re-employment at 3-year follow-up    
OR (95 % CI)
Model Ia Model IIb Model IIIc Multiple imputation modeld
0 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
1 0.99 (0.45–2.16) 0.82 (0.36–1.88) 0.85 (0.35–2.10) 0.86 (0.40–1.84)
2 1.04 (0.48–2.22) 1.26 (0.55–2.88) 1.57 (0.61–4.02) 1.05 (0.48–2.27)
3 0.48 (0.23–0.99) 0.58 (0.26–1.29) 0.86 (0.35–2.09) 0.68 (0.31–1.47)
4 0.51 (0.27–0.99) 0.72 (0.35–1.49) 0.69 (0.29–1.61) 0.66 (0.33–1.32)
  1. aUnadjusted model
  2. bAdjusted for age, gender, educational attainment, and marital status
  3. cAdjusted Model II + duration of unemployment, participation in CHC, alcohol use, smoking, physical activity, somatic diseases and depression
  4. Models I, II, and III are based on complete-case analysis (N = 284)
  5. dAdjusted for age, gender, educational attainment, marital status, duration of unemployment, participation in CHC, alcohol use, smoking, physical activity, somatic diseases and depression (N = 539)