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Table 3 Multivariate associations between independent variables and work disability in employed cancer survivors

From: Factors associated with work disability in employed cancer survivors at 24-month sick leave

Socio-demographics* Categories Odds ratio (95% CI) p-value
Nationality Dutch; non-Dutch 0.147 (0.02-0.95) 0.044
Education    0.015
  None/primary/lower vocational education Ref.  
  Secondary school 4.80 (1.72-13.42) 0.003
  Vocational education/upper sec. school 2.78 (1.16-6.69) 0.022
  Upper vocational education/university 1.68 (0.65-4.38) 0.286
Health determinants*    
Being free of disease    0.358
  Yes Ref.  
  No 1.44 (0.64-3.23) 0.380
  Don’t know 1.69 (0.80-3.57) 0.166
Hormone therapy No; yes 2.20 (1.08-4.47) 0.029
Extensive disease    0.013
  Negative lymph nodes Ref.  
  Positive lymph nodes 1.23 (0.60-2.52) 0.582
  Metastasis 4.51 (1.65-12.34) 0.003
Physical dimension score (SIP; 0–100) ≤ 3.77; > 3.77† 2.62 (1.34-5.14) 0.005
Global health (EORTC-QLQ-C30; 0–100) ≤ 58.33; > 58.33‡ 0.83 (0.40-1.70) 0.607
Work-related determinants*    
Work demands    0.109
  Psychological and physical Ref.  
  Psychological 1.04 (0.50-2.19) 0.913
  Physical 2.51 (1.05-6.01) 0.039
Current work ability (WAI; 0–10) ≤ 4; > 4§ 0.09 (0.04-0.19) 0.000
  1. *For binairy variables the reference value is listed first; Range as reported by participants: †0–79.83; ‡0–100; §0–10.
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