Table 2

Regression coefficients for health symptoms, mental strain and BMI

Health symptomsMental strainBMI
β (99% CI)p Valueβ (99% CI)p Valueβ (99% CI)p Value
(Intercept)−0.53 (−0.67 to 0.40)<0.0010.06 (−0.07 to 0.19)0.229−0.59 (−0.74 to 0.44)<0.001
Job demands0.23 (0.21 to 0.26)<0.0010.39 (0.37 to 0.42)<0.0010.04 (0.01 to 0.07)<0.001
Personal resources
 Physical−0.34 (−0.36 to 0.31)<0.001−0.16 (−0.19 to 0.14)<0.001−0.11 (−0.14 to 0.08)<0.001
 Mental−0.02 (−0.05 to 0.00)0.014−0.23 (−0.25 to 0.20)<0.0010.05 (0.02 to 0.08)<0.001
 Social−0.04 (−0.06 to 0.02)<0.001−0.09 (−0.11 to 0.07)<0.001−0.03 (−0.05 to 0.00)0.009
Job resources
 Control−0.02 (−0.06 to 0.01)0.050−0.03 (−0.06 to 0.00)0.0030.04 (0.00 to 0.07)0.012
 Rewards−0.09 (−0.12 to 0.06)<0.001−0.02 (−0.05 to 0.01)0.1560.01 (−0.02 to 0.05)0.297
Health behaviour
 Exercise (ref.: yes)
 Exercise (no)−0.11 (−0.16 to 0.07)<0.0010.00 (−0.04 to 0.05)0.8870.18 (0.12 to 0.23)<0.001
 Diet (ref.: healthy)
 Diet (unhealthy)−0.01 (−0.06 to 0.03)0.434−0.05 (−0.10 to 0.01)0.0020.29 (0.24 to 0.34)<0.001
 Smoking (ref.: no)
 Smoking (yes)0.01 (−0.04 to 0.05)0.7540.14 (0.10 to 0.18)<0.001−0.04 (−0.09 to 0.02)0.074
 Drinking0.00 (−0.02 to 0.01)0.4990.00 (−0.02 to 0.01)0.383−0.03 (−0.05 to 0.01)<0.001
Gender (ref.: male)
 Gender (female)0.23 (0.19 to 0.28)<0.0010.05 (0.00 to 0.09)0.006−0.49 (−0.54 to 0.43)<0.001
Age0.01 (0.01 to 0.01)<0.0010.00 (−0.00 to 0.00)0.1120.02 (0.02 to 0.02)<0.001
Education (ref.: compulsory)
 Education (skilled/vocational)0.04 (−0.03 to 0.12)0.141−0.11 (−0.19 to 0.04)<0.001−0.05 (−0.14 to 0.03)0.114
 Education (high school)0.10 (0.01 to 0.20)0.005−0.15 (−0.25 to 0.06)<0.001−0.12 (−0.23 to 0.02)0.003
 Education (academic)0.08 (−0.02 to 0.18)0.0360.11 (0.02 to 0.20)0.003−0.28 (−0.39 to 0.17)<0.001
Marital status (ref.: single)
 Marital status (partnership)−0.03 (−0.09 to 0.02)0.116−0.11 (−0.16 to 0.06)<0.001−0.02 (−0.08 to 0.04)0.475
 Marital status (div./wid.)−0.05 (−0.12 to 0.03)0.124−0.18 (−0.25 to 0.11)<0.001−0.09 (−0.18 to 0.00)0.009
Job demands × Physical resources−0.08 (−0.10 to 0.06)<0.001−0.02 (−0.04 to 0.00)0.005−0.01 (−0.03 to 0.02)0.554
Job demands × Mental resources0.01 (−0.02 to 0.03)0.412−0.05 (−0.07 to 0.03)<0.0010.00 (−0.03 to 0.02)0.760
Job demands × Social resources0.02 (0.00 to 0.04)0.024−0.03 (−0.05 to 0.00)0.0020.01 (−0.02 to 0.04)0.288
  • n=9434. This table shows the pooled regression coefficients for health symptoms, mental strain and BMI, respectively. All coefficients presented here were controlled for the remaining predictors in the model. For these coefficients, we also show the 100 (1−α)% CIs. Health symptoms, mental strain, BMI, job demands, personal resources and job resources were included as standardised measures. Categorical variables were included as dummy variables.

  • BMI, body mass index; div., divorced; ref., reference group; wid., widowed.