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Table 5 Logistic multivariate regression analyses of mental health according to age, working time, ethnicity, work organization, and psychosocial work environment variables among female cleaners in Norway in 1999 (N = 351)

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

  HSCL≥1.75
Risk factors OR 95% CI
Age   
≤30 (ref.) 1.0  
31–39 1.2 0.4 – 3.4
40–49 2.0 0.8 – 5.3
50–59 3.2 1.2 – 8.5
60+ 2.1 0.5 – 9.4
Ethnicity   
Ethnic Norwegian (ref.) 1.0  
Not ethnic Norwegian 3.0 1.4 – 6.4
Psychosocial risk factors (from factor analysis):   
Satisfaction with leadership   
Good (ref.) 1.0  
Fair 2.2 1.8 – 6.2
Poor 3.6 1.2 – 10.6
Satisfaction with co-workers   
Good (ref.) 1.0  
Fair 1.6 0.6 – 4.1
Poor 2.3 1.1 – 4.8
Satisfaction with information/knowledge   
Good (ref.) 1.0  
Fair 0.7 0.3 – 1.7
Poor 0.8 0.4 – 1.6
Work organisational risk factors:   
Contact with colleagues at the workplace   
Every day (ref.) 1.0  
Every week/min once a month 2.4 1.2 – 5.1
More seldom/never 2.0 0.9 – 4.1