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Table 6 Stratified results for the effect of unemployment on health for the EQ-5D dimensions (n = 788)

From: Does unemployment contribute to poorer health-related quality of life among Swedish adults?

  Risk differencea Confidence interval p
Usual activities
 Gender
  Man (n = 337) 0.093 [0.005, 0.207] 0.036
  Woman (n = 451) 0.048 [− 0.04, 0.160] 0.312
 Age
  20–34 years old (n = 165) 0.124 [0.012, 0.261] 0.027
  35–49 years old (n = 271)c 0.046 [− 0.072, 0.248] 0.628
  50–64 years old (n = 352)c 0.026 [− 0.036, 0.100] 0.417
 Education level
  Primary education (n = 82)c −0.029 [− 0.076, 0.301] 0.282
  Secondary education (n = 325)c 0.184 [0.023, 0.402] 0.020
  University (n = 381)c 0.130 [−0.026, 0.352] 0.114
 Marital status
  Single (n = 203) 0.038 [− 0.051, 0.148] 0.410
  Married (n = 585) 0.091 [0.003, 0.198] 0.042
 Previous healthb
  Poor (n = 198) 0.210 [0.043, 0.377] 0.012
  Good (n = 590) 0.007 [−0.040, 0.071] 0.873
 Pain/discomfort
  Gender
  Man (n = 337) 0.149 [−0.10, 0.38] 0.218
  Woman (n = 451) 0.004 [−0.19, 0.20] 0.976
 Age
  20–34 years old (n = 165) 0.088 [−0.09, 0.28] 0.353
  35–49 years old (n = 271)c 0.030 [−0.27, 0.37] 0.889
  50–64 years old (n = 352)c 0.020 [−0.22, 0.26] 0.837
 Education level
  Primary education (n = 82)c 0.111 [−0.08, 0.30] 0.254
  Secondary education (n = 325)c −0.046 [−0.29, 0.23] 0.733
  University (n = 381)c −0.117 [−0.43, 0.25] 0.550
 Marital status
  Single (n = 203) −0.185 [−0.34, 0.02] 0.069
  Married (n = 585) 0.092 [−0.09, 0.27] 0.296
 Previous healthb
  Poor (n = 198) 0.180 [0.01, 0.33] 0.037
  Good (n = 590) 0.041 [−0.18, 0.25] 0.703
 Anxiety/depression
  Gender
  Man (n = 337) 0.262 [−0.002, 0.54] 0.052
  Woman (n = 451) 0.205 [0.01, 0.40] 0.040
 Age
  20–34 years old (n = 165) 0.269 [0.08, 0.44] 0.008
  35–49 years old (n = 271)c 0.176 [−0.18, 0.53] 0.290
  50–64 years old (n = 352)c 0.168 [−0.04, 0.40] 0.121
 Education level
  Primary education (n = 82)c 0.261 0.05–0.46 0.016
  Secondary education (n = 325)c 0.144 −0.09–0.43 0.221
 University (n = 381)c 0.238 −0.09–0.65 0.148
 Marital status
  Single (n = 203) 0.071 −0.17–0.35 0.509
  Married (n = 585) 0.280 0.10–0.46 0.002
 Previous healthb
  Poor (n = 198) 0.252 0.09–0.40 0.005
  Good (n = 590) 0.210 −0.003–0.42 0.054
  1. aThe risk difference presents the change in the proportion with health problems due to unemployment
  2. bSelf-rated health five years ago
  3. cLogistic regression was used with fewer than the recommended 10 outcomes per variable for the least-occurring outcomes