Table 3

Risk of not being currently employed associated with chronic conditions, adjusting for sociodemographic, health and lifestyle factors, from multivariate log-Poisson regressions*
Overall Female Male
N = 71272 N = 37697 N = 33575
PR (95% CI) PR (95% CI) PR (95% CI)
Chronic condition
 None 1.00 1.00 1.00
 Back problem and arthritis 1.43 (1.30, 1.58)† 1.31 (1.18, 1.46)† 1.90 (1.58, 2.29)†
 Back problem 1.13 (1.04, 1.23)† 1.05 (0.95, 1.16) 1.35 (1.15, 1.58)†
 Arthritis 1.22 (1.11, 1.33)† 1.22 (1.11, 1.34)† 1.29 (1.08, 1.54)†
 Other chronic condition(s) 1.19 (1.11, 1.27)† 1.09 (1.01, 1.17)† 1.41 (1.22, 1.63)†
Sex
 Male 1.00
 Female 2.28 (2.14, 2.43)†
Age
 25-34 1.00 1.00 1.00
 35-44 0.89 (0.80, 0.99)† 0.86 (0.77, 0.95)† 1.02 (0.77, 1.35)
 45-54 0.94 (0.84, 1.05) 0.79 (0.70, 0.90)† 1.69 (1.31, 2.19)†
 55-64 2.86 (2.60, 3.14)† 2.19 (1.98, 2.42)† 6.35 (5.10, 7.91)†
Education
 < Secondary grad 1.00 1.00 1.00
 Secondary grad 0.69 (0.64, 0.75)† 0.68 (0.62, 0.74)† 0.68 (0.56, 0.81)†
 Some post-secondary 0.64 (0.57, 0.72)† 0.58 (0.50, 0.67)† 0.78 (0.62, 0.98)†
 Post-secondary 0.48 (0.44, 0.52)† 0.44 (0.40, 0.48)† 0.58 (0.51, 0.67)†
BMI
 Underweight/normal 1.00 1.00 1.00
 Overweight 0.86 (0.81, 0.92)† 0.89 (0.83, 0.96)† 0.84 (0.75, 0.94)†
 Obese 0.96 (0.89, 1.03) 0.95 (0.88, 1.04) 1.04 (0.89, 1.21)
Smoking status
 Never 1.00 1.00 1.00
 Current 0.97 (0.90, 1.05) 0.92 (0.84, 1.00) 1.13 (0.95, 1.34)
 Former 0.97 (0.91, 1.04) 0.95 (0.88, 1.02) 1.02 (0.87, 1.20)
Alcohol consumption
 Non-drinker 1.00 1.00 1.00
 Regular 0.53 (0.49, 0.57)† 0.53 (0.49, 0.58)† 0.56 (0.48, 0.65)†
 Occasional 0.68 (0.63, 0.74)† 0.69 (0.63, 0.75)† 0.72 (0.59, 0.88)†
Physical activity
 Active 1.00 1.00 1.00
 Moderately active 0.86 (0.80, 0.92)† 0.97 (0.90, 1.06) 0.66 (0.58, 0.76)†
 Inactive 0.74 (0.69, 0.79)† 0.84 (0.77, 0.91)† 0.57 (0.50, 0.64)†
Living arrangement
 Single, with/without others 1.00 1.00 1.00
 With partner 1.10 (1.02, 1.18)† 1.33 (1.23, 1.45)† 0.72 (0.65, 0.81)†
 With children 1.14 (1.05, 1.23)† 1.53 (1.40, 1.67)† 0.50 (0.42, 0.60)†
 Other 1.00 (0.88, 1.13) 1.16 (1.01, 1.34)† 0.79 (0.63, 1.00)†

* Values shown are prevalence ratios (PR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI).

† indicates statistical significance of p < 0.05.

N = Analytic sample. Variance estimations were derived using bootstrap weights provided by Statistics Canada to account for sampling design for the CCHS.

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Churcher et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:326   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-326

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