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Table 3 Sickness absence days/working days (from short sickness absence spells) 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 days in 2004
 0 1 1 1 1
 1–7 1.63 (1.19, 2.21) 1.29 (1.03, 1.62) 1.63 (1.20, 2.22) 1.29 (1.03, 1.62)
 8–14 2.63 (1.91, 3.62) 2.44 (1.92, 3.12) 2.61 (1.89, 3.59) 2.43 (1.90, 3.10)
 15–29 3.38 (2.47, 4.62) 3.17 (2.45, 4.08) 3.32 (2.43, 4.56) 3.14 (2.42, 4.06)
  ≥ 30 5.15 (3.70, 7.16) 4.44 (3.25, 6.08) 4.99 (3.57, 6.99) 4.38 (3.18, 6.03)
5-year follow-up, short sa days in 2004
 0 1 1 1 1
 1–7 1.37 (1.11, 1.68) 1.24 (1.06, 1.44) 1.38 (1.12, 1.70) 1.23 (1.05, 1.43)
 8–14 2.01 (1.61, 2.51) 2.42 (2.04, 2.87) 1.98 (1.58, 2.47) 2.37 (2.00, 2.82)
 15–29 2.92 (2.36, 3.62) 3.20 (2.67, 3.84) 2.83 (2.28, 3.51) 3.11 (2.58, 3.74)
  ≥ 30 4.21 (3.33, 5.33) 3.57 (2.80, 4.56) 3.96 (3.11, 5.03) 3.41 (2.66, 4.38)
9-year follow-up, short sa days in 2004
 0 1 1 1 1
 1–7 1.26 (1.06, 1.49) 1.24 (1.09, 1.40) 1.27 (1.07, 1.50) 1.23 (1.08, 1.40)
 8–14 1.87 (1.56, 2.25) 2.18 (1.88, 2.53) 1.85 (1.54, 2.22) 2.15 (1.86, 2.50)
 15–29 2.73 (2.28, 3.27) 3.15 (2.69, 3.69) 2.65 (2.21, 3.17) 3.09 (2.64, 3.63)
  ≥ 30 3.92 (3.19, 4.81) 3.40 (2.73, 4.22) 3.70 (3.01, 4.56) 3.30 (2.65, 4.11)
  1. Model 1: Gender adjusted
  2. Model 2: Gender and educational level (basic, lower secondary, upper secondary, higher education) adjusted