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Table 3 Multivariable logistic regression model examining the association between study variables and precarious work for the total sample

From: The working disadvantaged: the role of age, job tenure and disability in precarious work

  Full sample
OR (95%CI)
Independent variables
 Disability status
  No disability Ref
  Disability 1.01 (0.76, 1.34)
 Age (years)
  Young adult (18–35) ref
  Middle-aged adult (36–50) 1.14 (0.85, 1.53)
  Older adult (> 50) 1.14 (0.82, 1.60)
 Job tenure (years) 0.97 (0.96, 0.99)
Sociodemographic
 Gender (women) 1.17 (0.91, 1.48)
 Marital Status
  Married/living as married ref
  Widowed/divorced/separated 1.57 (1.10, 2.25)
  Never married 1.20 (0.93, 1.56)
 Educational attainment
  Primary-high school 0.96 (0.68, 1.34)
  Some post-secondary 0.87 (0.66, 1.14)
  Graduated post-secondary ref
Health factors
 Pain (0–10) 1.06 (0.99, 1.13)
 Fatigue (0–10) 1.03 (0.97, 1.09)
 Self-rated health (1–5) 0.77 (0.67, 0.88)
Work characteristics
 Job sector
  Business/administration 0.58 (0.40, 0.84)
  Health/science/teaching 0.72 (0.52, 1.01)
  Sales/service 1.22 (0.86, 1.71)
  Trades/transportation ref
 Organization size (# of people)
  Small (1–50) ref
  Medium (51–150) 0.74 (0.52, 1.05)
  Large (150<) 0.81 (0.61, 1.07)
 Productivity loss (0–10) 0.96 (0.91, 1.01)
 Perceived work physical demands (1-5) 0.90 (0.82, 0.98)
 Perceived work mental demands (1-5) 0.90 (0.81, 0.99)
  1. Notes: OR Odds ratio, CI Confidence interval, ref. reference category; aParticipants who reported activity limitations related to a physical, cognitive, mental/emotional, sensory and/or other disability