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Table 4 Logistic univariate relationship between mental health and personal, work organization, and psychosocial work environment variables among female cleaners in Norway in 1999

From: The impact of psychosocial and organizational working conditions on the mental health of female cleaning personnel in Norway

  HSCL≥1.75
Risk factors N OR 95% CI
Age (p = 0.6) 340   
≤30 (ref.)   1.0 -
31–39   0.9 0.4 – 2.5
40–49   1.1 0.5 – 2.6
50–59   1.6 0.7 – 4.0
60+   0.8 0.2 – 3.2
Work experience (years) (p = 0.8) 350   
0–4 (ref.)   1.0  
5–14   1.2 0.6 – 2.4
15+   1.1 0.5 – 2.3
Working time (p = 0.3) 354   
Full time (ref.)   1.0  
Part time   1.5 0.7 – 3.1
Family status (p = 0.2) 354   
Single (ref.)   1.0  
Not single (married/cohabitating)   0.7 0.4 – 1.3
Ethnicity (p < 0.01) 351   
Ethnic Norwegian (ref.)   1.0  
Not ethnic Norwegian   2.8 1.4 – 5.5
Psychosocial risk factors (from factor analysis):    
Satisfaction with leadership (model p < 0.001) 354   
Good (ref.)   1.0  
Fair   2.6 1.2 – 5.8
Poor   3.8 1.8 – 8.1
Satisfaction with co-workers (model p = 0.01) 354   
Good (ref.)   1.0  
Fair   0.7 0.4 – 1.6
Poor   2.0 1.1 – 3.9
Satisfaction with time pressure/control (model p = 0.3) 354   
Good (ref.)   1.0  
Fair   0.8 0.4 – 1.6
Poor   1.3 0.6 – 2.6
Satisfaction with information/knowledge (model p = 0.01) 354   
Good (ref.)   1.0  
Fair   0.3 0.2 – 0.7
Poor   0.8 0.4 – 1.5
Work organisational risk factors:    
Working alone/in a pair/in a team (model p = 0.3) 344   
Working alone (ref.)   1.0  
Working in a pair   0.8 0.3 – 1.8
Working in a team   0.4 0.1 – 1.4
Contact with colleagues at the workplace (model p = 0.02) 352   
Every day (ref.)   1.0  
Every week/min once a month   2.5 1.3 – 4.8
More seldom/never   1.9 1.0 – 3.7
Contact with manager at the workplace (model p = 0.6) 351   
Every day (ref.)   1.0  
Every week/min once a month   1.5 0.6 – 3.6
More seldom/never   1.6 0.6 – 4.1