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Table 3 Predictors for duration of sick leave (multivariate analysis)

From: Predictive factors of the duration of sick leave due to mental disorders

Predictor B SE Wald Degree of freedom p Exp (B) Hazard ratio
Lower Upper
Socio-demographic
 Age at start of sick leavea    15.66 3 0.001    
  20–29       1.00 Reference
  30–39 − 1.05 0.31 11.44 1 0.001 0.35 0.19 0.64
  40–49 − 1.19 0.37 10.61 1 0.001 0.30 0.15 0.62
 50 − 0.28 0.50 0.32 1 0.57 0.75 0.28 2.00
 Sexa
  Male       1.00 Reference
  Female − 0.05 0.24 0.05 1 0.83 0.95 0.60 1.51
Clinical
 Number of previous sick leaveb 6.39 2 0.04    
  0       1.00 Reference
  1 − 0.24 0.25 0.91 1 0.34 0.79 0.48 1.29
2 − 0.71 0.29 6.16 1 0.01 0.49 0.28 0.86
Work related
 Employee rankb    20.12 3 < 0.001    
  Manager       1.00 Reference
  Senior staff 0.44 0.28 2.49 1 0.12 1.55 0.90 2.66
  Normal staff − 0.44 0.35 1.53 1 0.22 0.65 0.32 1.29
  Assistant staff − 2.12 0.79 7.23 1 0.01 0.12 0.03 0.56
  1. aAnalysed using the forced entry method
  2. bAnalysed using the forward selection method (likelihood ratio)