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Table 2 Predictors of self-rated physical health, functioning and perceived financial position (N = 1903)

From: Employment and retirement impacts on health and wellbeing among a sample of rural Australians

Predictor Outcome variable – Global ratings (1 to 5):
Physical health Functioning Financial position
Work/retirement status
 Employed (all phases) 0 0 0
 Not in workforce (all phases) −0.76 (−0.99, −0.53)** −0.89 (−1.14, −0.64)** −0.55 (−0.75, −0.35)**
 Retired (all phases) −0.13 (−0.26, 0.00) −0.08 (−0.21, 0.06) −0.01 (−0.12, 0.09)
 Employed to retired 0.07 (− 0.15, 0.28) 0.09 (− 0.15, 0.33) 0.24 (0.05, 0.43)*
 Not in workforce to retired − 0.36 (− 0.71, − 0.01)* −0.50 (− 0.87, − 0.14)** −0.26 (− 0.49, − 0.03)*
Study phase
 Baseline 0 0 0
 1-year follow-up −0.21 (− 0.31, − 0.10)** −0.09 (− 0.19, 0.02) −0.05 (− 0.12, 0.02)
 3-year follow-up − 0.21 (− 0.33, − 0.08)** 0.02 (− 0.11, 0.15) 0.03 (− 0.06, 0.12)
 5-year follow-up − 0.18 (− 0.31, − 0.06)** − 0.15 (− 0.28, − 0.02)* 0.07 (− 0.03, 0.17)
Significant work/retirement status by phase interactions
 Employed to retired by 3-year follow-up    −0.18 (− 0.35, − 0.01)*
 Employed to retired by 5-year follow-up    − 0.27 (− 0.47, − 0.08)**
Sex
 Male 0 0 0
 Female 0.07 (− 0.04, 0.17) 0.08 (− 0.03, 0.19) − 0.01 (− 0.10, 0.08)
Live on a farm
 No 0 0 0
 Yes 0.03 (−0.09, 0.15) −0.06 (− 0.18, 0.06) −0.10 (− 0.20, 0.01)
Any chronic disease
 No 0 0 0
 Yes −0.33 (− 0.43, − 0.24)** − 0.23 (− 0.33, − 0.13)** −0.07 (− 0.15, 0.01)
Currently married
 No 0 0 0
 Yes 0.11 (−0.01, 0.22) 0.20 (0.08, 0.32)** 0.28 (0.19, 0.38)**
Recent adverse life events −0.13 (− 0.16, − 0.09)** −0.15 (− 0.19, − 0.12)** −0.07 (− 0.10, − 0.04)**
ARIA −0.02 (− 0.03, − 0.01)* −0.02 (− 0.03, 0.00) − 0.02 (− 0.03, − 0.01)*
Occupation
 Manager 0 0 0
 Professional 0.09 (−0.07, 0.26) 0.02 (− 0.15, 0.19) 0.21 (0.07, 0.36)**
 Technician/trade worker −0.09 (− 0.28, 0.10) −0.12 (− 0.32, 0.08) −0.16 (− 0.34, 0.03)
 Community or personal service worker − 0.07 (− 0.29, 0.14) 0.02 (− 0.21, 0.24) − 0.17 (− 0.35, 0.01)
 Clerical or administrative worker − 0.08 (− 0.25, 0.10) − 0.09 (− 0.28, 0.09) −0.05 (− 0.21, 0.10)
 Sales worker − 0.03 (− 0.30, 0.24) 0.03 (− 0.23, 0.29) − 0.07 (− 0.27, 0.14)
 Machinery operator or driver − 0.19 (− 0.43, 0.05) −0.14 (− 0.43, 0.14) −0.30 (− 0.53, − 0.07)*
 Labourer −0.18 (− 0.40, 0.05) −0.16 (− 0.39, 0.07) −0.21 (− 0.40, − 0.03)*
 Not in workforce −0.19 (− 0.41, 0.03) −0.09 (− 0.31, 0.14) −0.07 (− 0.28, 0.15)
 Mixed occupations − 0.08 (− 0.28, 0.13) 0.01 (− 0.20, 0.22) −0.18 (− 0.35, − 0.01)*
 Missing −0.11 (− 0.35, 0.14) −0.09 (− 0.36, 0.17) −0.18 (− 0.38, 0.01)
  1. Note: ARIA, Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia Plus. Tabled values are raw regression weights (99% CIs) from Generalised Estimating Equations, which controlled for participant ID and household ID (N = 1903 individuals; 1427 households; 4914 cases): *p < 0.01; **p < 0.001. Twelve predictors examining work/retirement status by phase interactions were also included in each analysis. A small number of individuals (N = 28) were excluded from these analyses due to missing scores on some of the predictor variables