Table 3 Effects of employment uncertainty before the privatisation of a civil service department, adjusted for age, employment grade, marital status and baseline value, relative to control30
Outcome measure (gender)Results: OR (95% CI), compared with T1 (6 years before privatisation)
3 years before privatisation1 month before privatisation
Poor self-rated health
    F0.82 (0.5 to 1.3)0.86 (0.5 to 1.4)
    M1.51 (1.2 to 2.0)1.18 (0.9 to 1.5)
Longstanding illness
    F0.79 (0.5 to 1.4)0.80 (0.5 to 1.4)
    M1.22 (0.9 to 2.0)1.13 (0.9 to 1.5)
Symptom score†
    F0.47 (–0.0 to 1.0)
    M0.35 (0.1 to 0.6)
No of health problems†
    F0.10 (–0.2 to 0.4)
    M0.12 (0.0 to 0.2)
GHQ caseness
    F1.20 (–0.8 to 1.8)1.06 (0.7 to 1.7)
    M1.11 (0.9 to 1.4)1.16 (0.9 to 1.5)
GHQ depression
    F0.75 (0.5 to 1.2)
    M1.07 (0.8 to 1.4)
Sleep ⩽9 h per night
    F1.36 (0.6 to 3.0)
    M0.99 (0.6 to 1.8)
Sleep ⩾9 h per night
    F2.22 (1.1 to 4.7)
    M1.82 (1.1 to 2.9)
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)†
    F3.49 (1.2 to 5.7)
    M–1.03 (–2.1 to 0.0)
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)†
    F2.23 (1.7 to 2.8)
    M–0.10 (–0.9 to 0.7)
Possible/probable ischaemia on ECG or angina*
    F1.60 (0.8 to 3.3)
    M1.41 (0.9 to 2.2)
Body mass index (kg/m2)†
    F0.65 (0.2 to 1.1)
    M0.30 (0.1 to 0.5)
Cholesterol concentration (mmol/l)†
    F0.09 (–0.1 to 0.3)
    M0.07 (–0.0 to 0.2)
  • GHQ, General Health Questionnaire.

  • *Adjusted for age, employment grade and marital status only.

  • †Results show difference (95% CI) rather than ORs.