Table 2

Occupational stress level indicated by Effort-Reward Imbalance (ERI) score in relation to depression, job burn-out and hypertension

TotalERI >1ERI ≤1P value
(n=1334)(n=1107)(n=227)
Depression, n (%)<0.001
 No452 (33.9)330 (73.0)122 (27.0)
 Mild73 (5.5)60 (82.2)13 (17.8)
 Moderate520 (39.0)477 (91.7)43 (8.3)
 Severe289 (21.7)240 (83.0)49 (17.0)
Job burn-out, n (%)<0.001
 No631 (47.3%)460 (72.9)171 (27.1)
 Mild397 (29.8)397 (100)0 (0)
 Moderate180 (13.5)180 (100)0 (0)
 Severe126 (9.4)70 (55.6)56 (44.4)
(n=508)(n=430)(n=78)
Hypertension
 Yes182 (35.8)159 (87.4)23 (12.6)0.204
 No326 (64.2)271 (83.1)55 (16.9)
  • P<0.05