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Table 4 Factorsa associated with high-level sickness absence

From: The relative impact of smoking, alcohol use and drug use on general sickness absence among Norwegian employees

  AOR P 95% CI for AOR
Smoking (ref = never)
 Daily 2.61 0.008 1.29–5.30
 Occasionally 1.07 0.893 0.42–2.70
 Former 1.47 0.199 0.82–2.66
Daily snus use 1.61 0.290 0.67–3.88
Weekly binge drinking 1.01 0.991 0.19–5.28
Medical drug use 2.22 0.103 0.85–5.79
Poly- and dual drug use
 Smoke and drugs 0.50 0.451 0.08–3.01
 Smoke and drink 0.62 0.714 0.05–7.95
 Drink and drugs 1.94 0.599 0.17–22.73
Male 0.45 0.006 0.26–0.79
Constant 0.02 0.000 0.00–0.08
  1. Binary logistic regression with high-level absence as the dependent variable. N = 1801. No significant effect of random stratification. AOR Adjusted Odds Ratio
  2. a Adjusted also for age and education, which were not significantly associated with the outcome, and removed from table for increased simplicity. Illegal drug use was not included in the analysis as none of the 75 individuals in the high-level absence group had used illegal drugs
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