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Table 2 Short sickness absence spells/working days and subsequent long mental sickness absence during 2-, 5- and 9-year follow-up among 20–34 and 35–49-year-old employees of the City of Helsinki. Odds ratios (OR) from logistic regression analyses and their 95% confidence intervals (CI)

From: Short sickness absence and subsequent sickness absence due to mental disorders - a follow-up study among municipal employees

  Model 1   Model 2  
Age-group 20–34 35–49 20–34 35–49
  OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
2-year follow-up, short sa spells in 2004
 0 1 1 1 1
 1 1.60 (1.05, 2.54) 1.18 (0.89, 1.57) 1.62 (1.06, 2.48) 1.18 (0.89, 1.56)
 2 2.15 (1.48, 3.12) 1.34 (1.00, 1.80) 2.17 (1.49, 3.14) 1.33 (0.99, 1.78)
 3 or more 3.01 (2.33, 3.89) 2.80 (2.29, 3.42) 2.93 (2.27, 3.79) 2.75 (2.24, 3.37)
5-year follow-up, short sa spells in 2004
 0 1 1 1 1
 1 1.43 (1.07, 1.90) 1.12 (0.92, 1.37) 1.45 (1.09, 1.94) 1.11 (0.92, 1.36)
 2 1.49 (1.14, 1.95) 1.38 (1.13, 1.68) 1.50 (1.15, 1.97) 1.35 (1.11, 1.66)
 3 or more 2.50 (2.11, 2.96) 2.64 (2.29, 3.04) 2.41 (2.03, 2.86) 2.55 (2.21, 2.94)
9-year follow-up, short sa spells in 2004
 0 1 1 1 1
 1 1.21 (0.95. 1.54) 1.09 (0.93, 1.28) 1.23 (0.96, 1.56) 1.09 (0.92, 1.28)
 2 1.41 (1.13, 1.75) 1.35 (1.14, 1.59) 1.42 (1.14, 1.77) 1.33 (1.13, 1.57)
3 or more 2.32 (2.02, 2.66) 2.51 (2.23, 2.83) 2.24 (1.95, 2.58) 2.46 (2.18, 2.77)