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Table 3 Odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) showing the associations between background variables and positive encounters promoting ability to return to work among women on long-term sickness absence (SA) due to breast cancer (BC) (n = 187) and among women on long-term SA due to other diagnosis (n = 6010), respectively

From: Experiences of positive encounters with healthcare professionals among women on long-term sickness absence due to breast cancer or due to other diagnoses: a nationwide survey

  Crude OR (95% CI) Women on SA due to BC Adjusted ORa (95% CI) Women on SA due to BC Crude OR (95% CI) Women on SA due to other diagnoses Adjusted ORa (95% CI) Women on SA due to other diagnoses
Age
 19–54 1 (ref) 1 (ref) 1 (ref) 1 (ref)
 55–65 0.7 (0.4–1.0) 0.5 (0.3–1.0) 0.8 (0.8–0.9) 0.7 (0.6–0.8)
Country of birth
 Sweden 1 (ref) 1 (ref) 1 (ref) 1 (ref)
 Elsewhere 0.5 (0.2–1.2) 0.5 (0.2–1.1) 0.6 (0.5–0.7) 0.6 (0.5–0.7)
Education
 Primary/secondary school 1 (ref) 1 (ref) 1 (ref) 1 (ref)
 College/university 1.3 (0.7–2.3) 1.2 (0.7–2.2) 1.7 (1.5–1.9) 1.7 (1.5–1.8)
Depressive symptoms
 No 1 (ref) 1 (ref) 1 (ref) 1 (ref)
 Yes 0.9 (0.5–1.9) 1.1 (0.6–2.3) 0.8 (0.7–0.9) 0.8 (0.7–0.9)
  1. aMutually adjusted