Table 3

Odds ratios (OR) and 95% CI of risk of poor health by work characteristics

Czech RepublicRussiaPolandHungaryGermanyUK
OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)
Effort-reward imbalance
ERI 1 (lowest quartile)111111
ERI 21.58 (0.97 to 2.58)1 (0.77 to 1.3)0.98 (0.66 to 1.44)1.52 (0.7 to 3.27)1.44 (0.92 to 2.25)0.93 (0.51 to 1.68)
ERI 31.84 (1.14 to 2.98)1.06 (0.80 to 1.38)1.19 (0.80 to 1.73)1.48 (0.67 to 3.28)1.33 (0.86 to 2.05)1.03 (0.57 to 1.88)
ERI 4 (highest quartile)3.64 (2.33 to 5.68)1.39 (1.08 to 1.8)1.48 (1.02 to 2.14)3.84 (1.93 to 7.67)2.33 (1.55 to 3.49)2.48 (1.49 to 4.12)
p for trend<0.0010.010.024<0.001<0.001<0.001
Overcommitment
OC 1 (lowest quartile)111111
OC 20.72 (0.41 to 1.24)1.14 (0.89 to 1.46)0.83 (0.58 to 1.2)0.93 (0.41 to 2.1)1.19 (0.75 to 1.87)1.01 (0.53 to 1.94)
OC 31.55 (1.04 to 2.32)1.14 (0.85 to 1.52)1.26 (0.85 to 1.86)1.56 (0.78 to 3.1)1.72 (1.15 to 2.59)1.52 (0.86 to 2.67)
OC 4 (highest quartile)2.93 (2.00 to 4.28)1.75 (1.35 to 2.26)1.37 (0.94 to 2.01)2.38 (1.16 to 4.86)2.34 (1.57 to 3.5)2.84 (1.63 to 4.94)
p for trend<0.001<0.0010.010.01<0.001<0.001
  • Adjusted for sex, age, educational level and employment grade.