Table 5

Final logistic regression models for prolonged sick leave (>2 weeks in total in the past 12 months)

Total population<36 years36–45 years46–55 years55+ years
OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)
Job security and pay0.54 (0.25 to 1.21)0.76 (0.39 to 1.47)0.92 (0.48 to 1.77)1.61 (0.89 to 2.92)2.80 (0.80 to 9.81)
Support from superiors0.40 (0.19 to 0.85)0.59 (0.32 to 1.09)0.56 (0.27 to 1.18)1.25 (0.64 to 2.42)1.19 (0.36 to 3.87)
Challenging work1.82 (0.83 to 3.98)1.12 (0.55 to 2.29)0.82 (0.41 to 1.62)0.59 (0.31 to 1.15)0.27 (0.09 to 0.82)
Breadwinner
 About equal vs partner is breadwinner0.18 (0.05 to 0.69)0.43 (0.18 to 1.05)0.70 (0.22 to 2.17)2.61 (0.87 to 7.80)1.51 (0.03 to 66.52)
 Being breadwinner vs partner is breadwinner0.29 (0.12 to 0.67)0.52 (0.27 to 1.01)1.12 (0.48 to 2.61)1.54 (0.69 to 3.45)4.30 (0.34 to 53.57)
Perceived health complaints2.25 (1.55 to 3.27)1.85 (0.90 to 3.77)2.51 (1.25 to 5.02)2.54 (1.21 to 5.31)2.16 (0.66 to 7.07)
Fatigue1.55 (1.07 to 2.24)1.83 (0.88 to 3.81)1.42 (0.69 to 2.91)1.29 (0.63 to 2.66)2.83 (0.92 to 8.65)
Presence of chronic disease1.96 (1.42 to 2.71)1.15 (0.59 to 2.27)2.52 (1.34 to 4.75)2.03 (1.11 to 3.71)5.64 (2.00 to 15.90)
Physical workload1.40 (1.03 to 1.92)1.72 (0.92 to 3.18)1.23 (0.68 to 2.22)1.35 (0.75 to 2.44)1.28 (0.47 to 3.51)
Conflict with superiors1.54 (1.09 to 2.16)1.81 (0.98 to 3.35)1.13 (0.58 to 2.20)1.33 (0.70 to 2.53)4.83 (1.34 to 17.50)
Work-related life event2.42 (1.55 to 3.79)1.80 (0.84 to 3.85)2.93 (1.29 to 6.64)2.82 (0.97 to 8.21)6.96 (1.40 to 34.57)
Life event in private life1.76 (1.29 to 2.40)1.36 (0.76 to 2.43)2.54 (1.39 to 4.63)2.22 (1.23 to 4.01)0.92 (0.32 to 2.67)
Job satisfaction0.69 (0.48 to 0.98)0.59 (0.30 to 1.14)0.98 (0.49 to 1.97)0.46 (0.24 to 0.87)1.30 (0.36 to 4.68)
Hours worked weekly
 24–40 vs <240.94 (0.61 to 1.46)0.96 (0.42 to 2.18)0.96 (0.42 to 2.19)0.87 (0.34 to 2.21)1.43 (0.31 to 6.49)
 >40 vs <240.44 (0.25 to 0.77)0.34 (0.12 to 0.97)0.53 (0.17 to 1.65)0.61 (0.19 to 1.92)0.18 (0.03 to 1.09)
Employment category
 High NSP vs low NSP0.89 (0.60 to 1.34)1.32 (0.55 to 3.14)1.36 (0.63 to 2.92)0.35 (0.16 to 0.75)2.16 (0.60 to 7.82)
 SP vs low NSP0.85 (0.55 to 1.32)1.48 (0.63 to 3.48)0.85 (0.35 to 2.04)0.38 (0.16 to 0.90)2.25 (0.50 to 10.19)
Sex (being female)1.44 (1.00 to 2.07)1.87 (0.92 to 3.78)1.59 (0.76 to 3.29)1.29 (0.65 to 2.55)1.26 (0.34 to 4.65)
Age1.11 (0.64 to 1.93)
Interaction term job security and pay × agep=0.048
Interaction term support superiors × agep=0.040
Interaction term challenging work × agep=0.010
Interaction term breadwinner × agep=0.006
Nagelkerke R20.2460.2560.2690.2500.427
  • Bold values indicate significant associations at p<0.05; italicised values indicate significant associations at p<0.10.

  • NSP, non-scientific personnel; SP, scientific personnel.