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Table 4 Single-mediator analyses of the effect of education and work characteristics on self-rated health in Denmark

From: Educational inequalities in health after work exit: the role of work characteristics

 Low Education   Intermediate Education 
a patha (SE)b patha (SE)ab (95% CI)c’ patha (SE)a patha (SE)b patha (SE)ab (95% CI)c’ patha (SE)
Physical demandsPhysical demands
T11.305 (.089)**−.144 (.038)**−.188(−.292;-−.229 (.051)**T11.049 (.074)**−.144 (.038)**−.151 (−.234;-.071)*−.088 (.040)*
T2  .089)* T2    
T3    T3    
Psychosocial demandsPsychosocial demands
T1−.474 (.081)**−.075 (.035)*.036 (.003;.073)*−.274 (.050)**T1−.252 (.064)**−.075 (.035)*.019 (.001;.041)*−.121(.039)**
T2    T2    
T3    T3    
Variation in tasksVariation in tasks
T1−1.425 (.098)**.114 (.046)*−.162 (−.297;-.032)*−.248(.051)**T1−.906 (.087)**.114 (.046)*−.103 (−.191;-.022)*−.108(.039)**
T2 −.006(.056).009 (−.150;.165) T2 −.006(.056).005 (−.093;.108) 
T3 −.017(.092).024 (−.236; .282) T3 −.017(.092).015 (−.147;.181) 
AutonomyAutonomy
T1−.154 (.079)*.083 (.034)*−.013 (−.175;-.020)*−.263(.050)**T1−.113 (.062)*.083 (.034)*−.009 (−.027;.002)−.115(.039)**
T2    T2    
T3    T3    
  1. Notes: a path = effect of education on the mediators; b path = effect of the mediators on SRH; ab = indirect effect; c’ path = direct effect of education on SRH. If there is no significant interaction with time, coefficients are presented at T1 only
  2. * p ≤ .05; ** p ≤ .01
  3. a B adjusted for age at work exit, sex, year, number of working hours, and type of exit