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Table 4 Distribution regarding ‘I have a diagnosed disease which is a hindrance in my daily work’ outcomes for statements in the final multivariate model. Increased odds ratio (OR) indicates an individual with a diagnosed disease (95 % confidence interval (Cl); Ref = reference)

From: How are self-rated health and diagnosed disease related to early or deferred retirement? A cross-sectional study of employees aged 55-64

Themes Statement Agree/ disagree with the statement Univariate estimate Multivariate model
OR 95 % Cl OR 95 % Cl
Physical and mental health I feel physically worn out. Disagree Ref.   Ref.  
Partly agree 3.2 2.3–4.5 2.0 1.3–3.0
Agree 2.3 1.5–3.4 1.5 0.9–2.4
I feel mentally worn out. Disagree Ref.   Ref.  
Partly agree 2.5 1.8–3.3 1.7 1.2–2.4
Agree 2.3 1.5–3.6 2.1 1.3–3.3
Personal economic incentives My intention is to work beyond age 65 to get a better pension. Agree Ref.   Ref.  
Partly agree 1.7 1.1–2.5 1.7 1.1–2.6
Disagree 1.6 1.1–2.3 1.5 1.0–2.2
I want to work fewer hours even if I do not maintain the same personal economic standards. Disagree Ref.   Ref.  
Partly agree 1.5 1.1–2.2 1.4 1.0–2.0
Agree 2.3 1.7–3.2 1.9 1.3–2.6
Physical work environment I can usually manage physical working demands of my daily work. Agree Ref.   Ref.  
Partly agree 1.2 0.7–2.3 1.1 0.6–2.2
Disagree 3.6 2.1–6.0 2.7 1.5–4.7