Table 5

Multivariate Hazard ratios (HR) and 95% Confidence Intervals (CI 95%) for suicide in people sickness absent due to stress-related mental disorders (N=36,304)
Characteristic HR * CI, 95%
Sickness absence characteristics a
Number of spells (any disorders) b
   1 1
   2 2.20 1.07–4.55
Health care characteristics
Hospital stay due to mental disorders (days) c
   No hospital stay 1
   1 to 8 3.47 1.22–9.92
   > 8 3.66 1.33–10.07
Outpatient care visits due to mental diagnoses c
   No visits 1
   1 3.69 1.30–10.50
   > 1 7.89 3.34–18.66

* HR adjusted for sex, age, family situation, number of sick spells (any disorders) and days of hospital stay and outpatient care visits due to mental diagnoses; a Sickness absence due to stress-related mental diagnoses; b Number of new sick leave spells initiated in 2005 regardless of diagnosis; c Cut-offs are based on the diagnosis-specific median.

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Ishtiak-Ahmed et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:492   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-492

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