Table 3

HRs with 95% CIs for disability pension according to baseline symptoms of anxiety

Model 1Model 2
nn eventsn events with HADS-A ≥8Person-time at riskHR95% CIHR95% CI
Higher grade professionals31152855334 5951.621.12 to 2.181.381.01 to 1.88
Lower grade professionals591671813966 4601.701.41 to 2.041.641.36 to 1.98
Non-manual routine workers604593419165 9481.661.42 to 1.951.591.35 to 1.88
Farmers345459910936 8921.511.23 to 1.861.361.09 to 1.69
Self-employed13742625514 7001.751.30 to 2.371.881.38 to 2.57
Skilled manual workers461361311351 3961.631.33 to 2.001.491.19 to 1.85
Unskilled manual workers428280417746 0191.651.40 to 1.951.461.22 to 1.74
  • The HUNT2 Survey (1995–97).

  • Cox proportional hazard regression.

  • Follow-up from 2 years after baseline measurements until 31 December 2010.

  • Model 1: Adjusted for age and sex.

  • Model 2: Adjusted for age, sex and long-lasting limiting physical illness at baseline.

  • HADS-A, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, anxiety subscale. Cut-off for caseness: ≥8.