Table 4

 Combination of municipal revenue and local unemployment rate as predictors of sickness absence at follow up

NumberSelf certified sickness absenceMedically certified sickness absence
Spells*RR (95% CI)†Spells*RR (95% CI)†
*Number of sickness absence spells/person year in 2000–2001. †Adjusted for age, employee income, type of employment contract, employer, urbanisation level, and baseline sickness absence.
Municipal revenue and unemployment rate
    Both constantly good21421.231.000.611.00
    One constantly good/both improved111560.950.84 (0.81 to 0.87)0.671.03 (0.99 to 1.08)
    Both constantly poor/one poor, one improved7810.770.69 (0.63 to 0.76)0.610.95 (0.85 to 1.06)
Municipal revenue and unemployment rate
    Both constantly good86601.791.000.831.00
    One constantly good/both improved273451.510.94 (0.93 to 0.95)0.861.05 (1.03 to 1.07)
    Both constantly poor/one poor, one improved100761.400.90 (0.89 to 0.92)0.961.12 (1.10 to 1.15)