Table 2 Job insecurity and decline in self-rated health in 1918 employed men 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 insecurity1614186 (11.5)1111
    Job insecurity30444 (14.5)1.37 (0.96 to 1.96)1.31 (0.91 to 1.88)1.24 (0.86 to 1.79)1.06 (0.73 to 1.55)
Age (increment of 5 years)1.12 (1.05 to 1.20)1.09 (1.02 to 1.17)1.14 (1.06 to 1.23)1.12 (1.04 to 1.21)
Current smoker
    No110098 (8.9)111
    Yes818132 (16.1)1.94 (1.46 to 2.58)1.79 (1.34 to 2.39)1.68 (1.25 to 2.25)
Body mass index (kg/m2)
    Underweight <18.593 (33.3)3.96 (0.96 to 16.36)4.16 (1.00 to 17.35)4.21 (0.96 to 18.50)
    Normal 18.5–24.91092104 (9.5)111
    Overweight 25–3070299 (14.1)1.54 (1.14 to 2.08)1.51 (1.11 to 2.04)1.45 (1.06 to 1.97)
    Obese >3011524 (20.9)2.28 (1.38 to 3.76)2.15 (1.29 to 3.57)1.99 (1.18 to 3.35)
Cohabitation
    Living with partner1492178 (11.9)11
    Living alone42652 (12.2)1.18 (0.81 to 1.72)1.22 (0.83 to 1.79)
Small children at home
    No1426176 (12.3)11
    Yes49254 (11.0)1.16 (0.80 to 1.69)1.19 (0.81 to 1.73)
Socioeconomic position
    I Executives/academics37634 (9.0)11
    II Middle managers/further education25619 (7.4)0.77 (0.43 to 1.40)0.75 (0.41 to 1.37)
    III Other white collar workers52458 (11.1)1.20 (0.76 to 1.90)1.19 (0.75 to 1.89)
    IV Skilled blue collar workers37554 (14.4)1.90 (1.17 to 3.08)1.80 (1.10 to 2.94)
    V Semiskilled or unskilled blue-collar workers38765 (16.8)2.18 (1.35 to 3.51)2.12 (1.30 to 3.45)
Type of employment
    Private company1394163 (11.7)11
    Public employer52467 (12.8)1.34 (0.95 to 1.89)1.30 (0.91 to 1.85)
Self-rated health at baseline
    Very good112375 (6.7)1
    Good795155 (19.5)3.05 (2.26 to 4.12)
  • Logistic regression analyses: All variables are adjusted for each other in the models.