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Table 5 Odds Ratios and 95 % confidence interval for return to work in multivariate logistic regression analysis

From: Factors related to the physician and the employer influencing successful return to work in Korea: results from the first panel study of workers’ compensation insurance (PSWCI)

  Odds ratio (95 % confidence interval)a
Baseline characteristics
 Sex
  Men 1.72 (1.15–2.58)
  Women 1.00
 Age (years)
  <40 1.00
  40 ~ 49 1.64 (1.15–2.34)
  50 ~ 59 1.38 (0.96–1.99)
  ≥60 0.64 (0.42–0.97)
 Education
  Middle school 1.00
  High school 1.12 (0.85–1.48)
  College or higher education 1.48 (0.97–2.25)
 Household income
  1st quartile 1.00
  2nd quartile 0.66 (0.50–0.87)
  3rd quartile 0.54 (0.35–0.83)
  4th quartile 0.51 (0.27–0.95)
 Smoking
  Current 1.01 (0.73–1.39)
  Past 0.96 (0.66–1.38)
  Never 1.00
 Alcohol consumption
  Current 1.30 (0.96–1.76)
  Past 0.56 (0.36–0.87)
  Never 1.00
 Registered as disabled
  Yes 0.27 (0.18–0.40)
  No 1.00
Occupational characteristics
 Occupational category
  Non-manual 1.00
  Manual 0.85 (0.54–1.34)
  Other 1.16 (0.64–2.12)
 Size of enterprise (number of workers)
  <5 0.74 (0.53–1.03)
  5 ~ 9 0.82 (0.60–1.13)
  10 ~ 29 0.75 (0.55–1.03)
  ≥30 1.00
 Working status
  Regular 1.00
  Temporary 0.69 (0.50–0.95)
  Daily 0.79 (0.60–1.05)
  Self-employed/employer 0.96 (0.10–8.83)
 Type of employment
  Full-time 0.97 (0.57–1.64)
  Part-time 1.00
 Employment contract
  Yes 1.15 (0.92–1.45)
  No 1.00
The physician-related factors
 Detailed explanation of medical care
  Yes 1.20 (0.95–1.52)
  No 1.00
 Regular assessment of recovery
  Yes 1.51 (1.07–2.13)
  No 1.00
 Appropriateness of the treatment duration
  Yes 1.40 (1.12–1.77)
  No 1.00
 Counseling about returning to work
  Yes 1.00 (0.74–1.36)
  No 1.00
 Work ability assessment and referral for vocational return
  Yes 1.68 (1.05–2.69)
  No 1.00
 Satisfaction level with the physician
  Low 1.00
  Moderate 0.57 (0.14–2.34)
  High 0.89 (0.23–3.49)
The employer-related factors
 Maintenance of relation
  Yes 1.79 (1.41–2.26)
  No 1.00
 Provided convenience during recovery
  Yes 0.95 (0.73–1.25)
  No 1.00
 Satisfaction level with employer
  Low 1.00
  Moderate 1.39 (1.09–1.78)
  High 2.59 (1.78–3.75)
  1. Boldface text in the results column indicates a statistically significant p-value less than 0.05
  2. aStatistical estimated from a multivariate logistic model that adjusted for all other covariates excluding an interesting variant