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Table 2 Odds ratio (95% CI) for having poor perceived health and often perceived back/neck pain, respectively, in relation to level of sitting at work (N = 44,978)

From: Workplace sitting is associated with self-reported general health and back/neck pain: a cross-sectional analysis in 44,978 employees

  I sit at work …
Almost all time 75% of the time 50% of the time 25% of the time Almost no time
n = 7354 n = 13,611 n = 11,430 n = 10,296 n = 2287
Perceived poor or very poor health
 Model 1 1 (ref) 0.65 (0.58–0.72) 0.60 (0.54–0.67) 0.60 (0.54–0.67) 0.50 (0.42–0.61)
 Model 2 1 (ref) 0.70 (0.63–0.77) 0.68 (0.60–0.77) 0.69 (0.61–0.78) 0.57 (0.46–0.71)
 Model 3 1 (ref) 0.76 (0.68–0.86) 0.78 (0.69–0.88) 0.82 (0.72–0.93) 0.67 (0.53–0.83)
Perceived back/neck pain often or very often
 Model 1 1 (ref) 0.85 (0.79–0.91) 0.82 (0.76–0.88) 0.87 (0.81–0.94) 0.92 (0.82–1.04)
 Model 2 1 (ref) 0.88 (0.82–0.94) 0.87 (0.81–0.94) 0.93 (0.86–1.00) 0.98 (0.87–1.10)
 Model 3 1 (ref) 0.89 (0.83–0.96) 0.89 (0.82–0.96) 0.95 (0.88–1.03) 1.00 (0.89–1.14)
  1. Model 1 Adjusted for age, sex and SSYK (occupation group);
  2. Model 2 + Diet habits, smoking, stress at work, stress overall, BMI;
  3. Model 3 + Leisure time sitting, Exercise