Table 1 Job insecurity and decline in self-rated health in 1809 employed women in Denmark (1995–2000)
VariablesExposedDecline in healthModel 1Model 2Model 3Model 4
NoNo (%)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)
Job insecurity
    No job insecurity1481149 (10.1)1111
    Job insecurity32851 (15.6)1.77 (1.25 to 2.50)1.82 (1.28 to 2.59)1.79 (1.25 to 2.56)1.78 (1.24 to 2.54)
Age (increment of 5 years)1.19 (1.11 to 1.28)1.17 (1.09 to 1.26)1.15 (1.06 to 1.25)1.14 (1.05 to 1.24)
Current smoker
    No1136110 (9.7)111
    Yes67390 (13.4)1.51 (1.12 to 2.05)1.49 (1.10 to 2.03)1.49 (1.09 to 2.03)
Body mass index (kg/m2)
    Underweight <18.5687 (10.3)1.01 (0.44 to 2.29)0.99 (0.44 to 2.26)1.00 (0.44 to 2.28)
    Normal 18.5–24.91386136 (9.8)111
    Overweight 25–3030240 (13.3)1.27 (0.86 to 1.86)1.24 (0.84 to 1.83)1.20 (0.81 to 1.77)
    Obese >305317 (32.1)4.14 (2.22 to 7.69)4.06 (2.16 to 7.63)3.65 (1.93 to 6.92)
Cohabitation
    Living with partner1394157 (11.3)11
    Living alone41543 (10.4)0.89 (0.61 to 1.29)0.86 (0.59 to 1.26)
Small children at home
    No1384168 (12.1)11
    Yes42532 (7.5)0.77 (0.50 to 1.20)0.78 (0.51 to 1.22)
Socioeconomic position
    I Executives/academics15916 (10.1)11
    II Middle managers/further education34930 (8.6)0.79 (0.42 to 1.52)0.76 (0.40 to 1.46)
    III Other white-collar workers886105 (11.9)1.05 (0.59 to 1.84)0.98 (0.55 to 1.73)
    IV Skilled blue-collar workers685 (7.4)0.58 (0.20 to 1.69)0.48 (0.16 to 1.40)
    V Semi-skilled or unskilled blue-collar workers34744 (12.7)1.24 (0.66 to 2.34)1.12 (0.59 to 2.12)
Type of employment
    Private company83884 (10.0)11
    Public employer971116 (12.0)1.20 (0.88 to 1.66)1.20 (0.87 to 1.65)
Self-rated health at baseline
    Very good103876 (7.3)1
    Good771124 (16.1)2.23 (1.64 to 3.04)
  • Logistic regression analyses: All variables are adjusted for each other in the models.