Table 2

Tetrachoric correlations between health indicators, job satisfaction, and behavioural risks

Variable1234567
*p<0.05, **p<0.01, ***p<0.001. †In men, high alcohol consumption >280 g per week, in women >190 g per week. ‡Overweight: BMI >30.
1 Self rated health (poor/average v good)
2 Sickness absence (high v lower)0.33***
3 Psychological distress (case v non-case)0.24*0.04
4 Job satisfaction (lower v high)0.25*0.31**0.38***
5 Smoking (current smoker v non-smoker)−0.020.190.22*0.17
6 Alcohol consumption† (high v low/moderate)0.140.050.23*−0.120.30**
7 Physical activity (sedentary v non-sedentary)0.22*0.08−0.070.17−0.05−0.02
8 Body mass index (overweight v not)‡0.30*0.21−0.100.150.130.180.32**