Table 2

Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals for health problems by different types of employment security in men

Separately*Together†
OR (95% CI)p valueOR (95% CI)p valuep for interaction with types of security
*Adjusted for age, income, marital status and occupational status. †Adjusted for other type of employment security, age, income, marital status and occupational status. ‡High = permanent employees, intermediate = fixed term employees, low = subsidised employees.
Poor self rated health 0.970
Contractual employment security‡
    High1.000.1141.000.005
    Intermediate0.70 (0.50 to 0.98)0.58 (0.41 to 0.83)
    Low0.92 (0.60 to 1.41)0.63 (0.39 to 1.01)
Perceived employment security
    High1.000.0021.00<0.001
    Low1.50 (1.16 to 1.94)1.75 (1.32 to 2.33)
Chronic disease 0.368
Contractual employment security
    High1.000.0191.000.010
    Intermediate0.69 (0.52 to 0.91)0.66 (0.49 to 0.88)
    Low0.74 (0.50 to 1.10)0.67 (0.44 to 1.04)
Perceived employment security
    High1.000.8171.000.228
    Low1.03 (0.81 to 1.31)1.17 (0.90 to 1.53)
Psychological distress 0.067
Contractual employment security
    High1.000.7311.000.762
    Intermediate1.12 (0.82 to 1.53)1.00 (0.73 to 1.39)
    Low1.11 (0.71 to 1.74)0.84 (0.52 to 1.37)
Perceived employment security
    High1.000.0021.000.002
    Low1.51 (1.16 to 1.96)1.56 (1.17 to 2.06)