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Table 3 Binary logistic regression testing factors associated with return to work status

From: Injured worker experiences of insurance claim processes and return to work: a national, cross-sectional study

Factor Entire sample Participants not working at interview Participants working at interview Binary Logistic Regression
N col % N row % N row % AOR 95% CIs p value
Total 10929 100.0 881 8.1 1629 14.9 n/a   
Claims experience
 Positive 8419 77.0 1321 15.7 7098 84.3 1.00   
 Negative/Neutral 2510 23.0 881 35.1 1629 64.9 0.40 (0.35,0.44) < 0.001
Age category
 15 to 35 years 2848 26.1 520 18.3 2328 81.7 1.00   
 36 to 55 years 5485 50.2 1068 19.5 4417 80.5 1.04 (0.92,1.18) 0.513
 56 + years 2596 23.8 614 23.7 1982 76.3 0.75 (0.65,0.86) < 0.001
Sex
 Male 6983 63.9 1477 21.2 5506 78.8 1.00   
 Female 3946 36.1 725 18.4 3221 81.6 0.75 (0.67,0.84) < 0.001
General health
 Very Good/Excellent 4249 38.9 455 10.7 3794 89.3 1.00   
 Poor/Fair/Good 6614 60.5 1724 26.1 4890 73.9 0.41 (0.36,0.46) < 0.001
Condition
 Musculoskeletal Conditions 6478 59.3 1304 20.1 5174 79.9 1.00   
 Fractures 1346 12.3 253 18.8 1093 81.2 0.95 (0.81,1.11) 0.508
 Neurological Injury & Disease 209 1.9 40 19.1 169 80.9 1.07 (0.74,1.54) 0.735
 Mental Health Conditions 641 5.9 239 37.3 402 62.7 0.49 (0.41,0.59) < 0.001
 Other traumatic 1880 17.2 316 16.8 1564 83.2 1.09 (0.94,1.26) 0.251
 Other diseases 347 3.2 42 12.1 305 87.9 1.85 (1.33,2.57) < 0.001
Jurisdiction
 Queensland 2178 19.9 438 20.1 1740 79.9 1.00   
 Tasmania 1075 9.8 210 19.5 865 80.5 1.21 (1.00,1.48) 0.056
 Western Australia 1490 13.6 318 21.3 1172 78.7 0.97 (0.81,1.15) 0.711
 Seacare 255 2.3 82 32.2 173 67.8 0.63 (0.46,0.86) 0.004
 New South Wales 1533 14.0 273 17.8 1260 82.2 1.26 (1.05,1.51) 0.012
 South Australia 1328 12.2 310 23.3 1018 76.7 0.92 (0.77,1.11) 0.392
 Comcare 781 7.1 102 13.1 679 86.9 2.21 (1.70,2.87) 0.000
 Northern Territory 280 2.6 61 21.8 219 78.2 1.14 (0.83,1.59) 0.417
 Victoria 2009 18.4 408 20.3 1601 79.7 1.33 (1.12,1.57) 0.001
Days to lodge claim
 Less than 7 days 3635 33.3 673 18.5 2962 81.5 1.00   
 7 to 13 days 2379 21.8 398 16.7 1981 83.3 1.16 (1.00,1.34) 0.055
 14 to 27 days 2146 19.6 442 20.6 1704 79.4 0.86 (0.74,1.00) 0.053
 28 to 55 days 1377 12.6 311 22.6 1066 77.4 0.81 (0.68,0.96) 0.017
 56 to 83 days 493 4.5 117 23.7 376 76.3 0.81 (0.64,1.04) 0.100
 84 to 180 days 548 5.0 139 25.4 409 74.6 0.72 (0.57,0.92) 0.007
 Over 180 days 350 3.2 122 34.9 228 65.1 0.51 (0.39,0.67) < 0.001
 Missin
Employer type
 Premium-paying 9880 90.4 2079 21.0 7801 79.0 1.00   
 Self-insured 1049 9.6 123 11.7 926 88.3 2.16 (1.73,2.68) < 0.001
Time post claim
 6 to 11 months 8168 74.7 1646 20.2 6522 79.8 1.00   
 12 to 17 months 1265 11.6 226 17.9 1039 82.1 1.05 (0.88,1.24) 0.586
 More than 18 months 1496 13.7 330 22.1 1166 77.9 0.91 (0.78,1.06) 0.241
Year of interview
 2013 2482 22.7 522 21.0 1960 79.0 1.00   
 2014 4295 39.3 863 20.1 3432 79.9 0.96 (0.84,1.10) 0.557
 2016 4152 38.0 817 19.7 3335 80.3 0.98 (0.85,1.13) 0.793
  1. Note: AOR Adjusted Odds Ratio, CI 5 and 95% confidence intervals, p value = level of statistical significance, N number, col.% = column percentage; row % = row percentage; Higher AOR correspond with a returning to work