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Table 3 The joint association of smoking and obesity with self-certified sickness absence among women (n = 5388) and men (n = 1459), showing rate ratios (RR) and their 95% confidence intervals (95% CI)

From: The joint associations of smoking and obesity with subsequent short and long sickness absence: a five year follow-up study with register-linkage

  Non-obese non-smoking Non-obese smoking Obese non-smoking Obese smoking
RR RR 95% CI RR 95% CI RR 95% CI
Women
 Model 1 1.00 1.34 1.26–1.44 1.40 1.28–1.52 1.79 1.56–2.04
 Model 2 1.00 1.25 1.17–1.33 1.28 1.18–1.40 1.58 1.39–1.80
Men
 Model 1 1.00 1.81 1.55–2.12 1.28 1.00–1.63 1.80 1.33–2.45
 Model 2 1.00 1.56 1.32–1.84 1.09 0.86–1.39 1.56 1.14–2.12
  1. Model 1 is adjusted for age
  2. Model 2 is adjusted for age, socio-economic position, working conditions, leisure-time physical activity, alcohol consumption and self-rated health