Table 3

Associations of current unemployment with inflammatory markers: whole-sample analysis

CRP (mg/L, log-transformed)
N=23 025
Fibrinogen (g/L, log-transformed)
N=20 724
CRP>3 mg/L
N=23 025
Adjustment levelCoefficientCIp ValueCoefficientCIp ValueORCIp Value
Age, gender, country, year
 In paid employmentRef.Ref.1.0
 Unemployed0.220.13 to 0.32<0.0010.050.03 to 0.07<0.0011.661.35 to 2.03<0.001
 Sick/disabled0.420.35 to 0.49<0.0010.070.06 to 0.09<0.0012.332.04 to 2.66<0.001
 Other economically inactive0.050.01 to 0.080.010.020.01 to 0.03<0.0011.211.12 to 1.31<0.001
Age, gender, country, year and socioeconomic position
 In paid employmentRef.
 Unemployed0.160.07 to 0.260.0010.030.01 to 0.050.0011.481.20 to 1.81<0.001
 Sick/disabled0.330.26 to 0.40<0.0010.050.03 to 0.07<0.0011.971.71 to 2.26<0.001
 Other economically inactive0.04−0.00 to 0.070.070.010.00 to 0.020.011.181.08 to 1.27<0.001
Age, gender, country, year, socioeconomic position and long-term illness
 In paid employmentRef.
 Unemployed0.150.06 to 0.240.0020.030.01 to 0.050.0011.451.18 to 1.78<0.001
 Sick/disabled0.210.14 to 0.29<0.0010.040.02 to 0.06<0.0011.601.37 to 1.85<0.001
 Other economically inactive0.02−0.01 to 0.060.210.010.00 to 0.020.021.151.06 to 1.250.001
Age, gender, country, year, socioeconomic position, long-term illness and health behaviours
 In paid employmentRef.
 Unemployed0.140.06 to 0.230.0010.020.00 to 0.040.021.441.16 to 1.800.001
 Sick/disabled0.180.11 to 0.25<0.0010.030.01 to 0.040.0031.581.35 to 1.85<0.001
 Other economically inactive0.050.01 to 0.080.010.010.00 to 0.020.0031.201.10 to 1.31<0.001
Age, gender, country, year, socioeconomic position, long-term illness, health behaviours and GHQ-12
 In paid employmentRef.
 Unemployed0.140.06 to 0.230.0010.020.00 to 0.040.021.431.15 to 1.780.001
 Sick/disabled0.180.11 to 0.25<0.0010.030.01 to 0.040.0021.541.31 to 1.82<0.001
 Other economically inactive0.050.01 to 0.080.010.010.00 to 0.020.0031.201.10 to 1.30<0.001
  • CRP, C reactive protein; GHQ-12, General Health Questionnaire.