Table 4

Final logistic regression models for frequent sick leave (≥3 episodes 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)
Career opportunities2.29 (0.99 to 5.28)1.91 (1.01 to 3.63)0.39 (0.18 to 0.86)0.70 (0.33 to 1.48)0.24 (0.04 to 1.33)
Partner is doing more in domestic tasks7.34 (2.66 to 20.24)3.95 (1.80 to 8.65)1.29 (0.51 to 3.23)1.07 (0.44 to 2.60)0.25 (0.06 to 1.01)
Sex (being female)3.79 (1.52 to 9.47)2.19 (1.08 to 4.41)0.86 (0.36 to 2.05)0.34 (0.12 to 0.98)0.19 (0.03 to 1.18)
Perceived health complaints2.64 (1.79 to 3.90)3.06 (1.61 to 5.80)2.99 (1.37 to 6.55)1.79 (0.81 to 3.94)3.37 (0.80 to 14.24)
Conflict with colleagues1.48 (1.04 to 2.11)1.34 (0.73 to 2.45)1.66 (0.83 to 3.29)1.36 (0.68 to 2.73)3.41 (0.89 to 13.12)
Communication1.71 (1.17 to 2.50)0.91 (0.49 to 1.69)3.06 (1.43 to 6.55)2.89 (1.26 to 6.61)1.30 (0.28 to 6.03)
Life event in private life2.11 (1.49 to 2.99)1.98 (1.09 to 3.59)2.40 (1.20 to 4.81)2.29 (1.15 to 4.54)2.99 (0.86 to 10.45)
W→FIstrain1.70 (1.15 to 2.51)1.42 (0.75 to 2.65)1.65 (0.75 to 3.62)3.66 (1.57 to 8.52)0.91 (0.23 to 3.66)
Employment category
 High NSP vs low NSP1.34 (0.87 to 2.08)1.48 (0.68 to 3.22)1.28 (0.54 to 3.01)1.07 (0.45 to 2.54)2.34 (0.53 to 10.31)
 SP vs low NSP0.66 (0.41 to 1.07)0.46 (0.21 to 1.01)0.53 (0.19 to 1.45)1.08 (0.40 to 2.93)1.94 (0.32 to 11.69)
Decision latitude0.52 (0.35 to 0.78)0.50 (0.25 to 1.00)0.21 (0.09 to 0.51)0.92 (0.41 to 2.10)0.52 (0.11 to 2.50)
Hours worked weekly
 24–40 vs <240.72 (0.44 to 1.19)1.31 (0.53 to 3.25)0.69 (0.28 to 1.68)0.27 (0.09 to 0.84)0.79 (0.12 to 5.31)
 >40 vs <240.49 (0.26 to 0.92)1.09 (0.37 to 3.18)0.54 (0.17 to 1.79)0.13 (0.03 to 0.54)0.09 (0.01 to 1.04)
Age1.76 (1.23 to 2.53)
Interaction term career opportunities × agep=0.008
Interaction term partner's contribution × agep<0.001
Interaction term sex × agep=0.001
Nagelkerke R20.1840.2030.2630.2050.335
  • 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.