Table 3

Odds ratios (OR and 95% CI) of poor self rated health by work related psychosocial work characteristics

Adjustment 1 Adjustment 2 Adjustment 3
Job demand1.11 (0.94, 1.11)1.09 (0.92, 1.29)1.03 (0.86, 1.23)a
Decision authority0.85 (0.73, 1.00)0.91 (0.77, 1.07)0.98 (0.82, 1.18)a
Job variety0.82 (0.70, 0.97)0.85 (0.73, 1.00)0.83 (0.69, 1.01)a
Job control3-150 0.81 (0.69, 0.95)0.86 (0.73, 1.02)0.86 (0.72, 1.02)b
Social support0.87 (0.74, 1.02)0.91 (0.77, 1.07)1.04 (0.87, 1.25)a
Log (effort/reward)1.60 (1.38, 1.86)1.51 (1.30, 1.76)1.51 (1.29, 1.78)a
  • 3-150 Job control combines decision authority and job variety. Adjustment 1: age, sex, population, history of cardiovascular disease, type of employment, education, deprivation, marital status. Adjustment 2: age, sex, population, history of cardiovascular disease, type of employment, education, deprivation, marital status, perceived control. Adjustment 3: a: age, sex, population, history of cardiovascular disease, type of employment, education, deprivation, marital status, perceived control, all remaining work characteristics except job control. b: age, sex, population, history of cardiovascular disease, type of employment, education, deprivation, marital status, perceived control, job demand, social support, effort-reward imbalance.