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Table 3 Distribution of highest tertiles of quantitative, emotional and physical demands over socio-economic categories - overall and gender specific analyses (ORs - 95% CIs) - Flemish Quality of Labour Monitor, Belgium, 2004

From: The socio-economic distribution of health-related occupational stressors among wage-earners in a Post-Fordist labour market

  High quantitative demands High emotional demands High physical demands Frequent repetitive movements
  Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men
Age (N) Wald (4,846) 6.99* (5,347) 18.25*** (4,851) 0.17 (5,337) 21.87*** (4,702) 8.34* (5,169) 46.37*** (4,687) 6.07* (5,160) 3.75
16-29 years 0.86 (0.69-1.06) 0.78 (0.64-0.94) 1.04 (0.84-1.29) 0.62 (0.51-0.77) 1.42 (1.10-1.84) 1.77 (1.48-2.12) 0.78 (0.64-0.95) 1.20 (0.99-1.44)
30-49 years 1.06 (0.88-1.27) 1.10 (0.95-1.28) 1.04 (0.86-1.25) 0.89 (0.77-1.04) 1.37 (1.09-1.72) 1.56 (1.35-1.80) 0.84 (0.71-1.00) 1.06 (0.92-1.24)
50 years and older 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Occ. Categories (N) Wald (4,613) 75.42*** (5,110) 221.93*** (4,619) 520.17*** (5,103) 587.31*** (4,631) 458.12*** (5,118) 1,257.49*** (4,615) 483.99*** (5,110) 345.72***
Un-/semi-schooled man. 1.03 (0.84-1.27) 0.94 (0.76-1.16) 0.34 (0.25-0.46) 0.31 (0.23-0.40) 4.88 (3.92-6.08) 6.78 (5.50-8.36) 2.19 (1.81-2.66) 2.41 (1.99-2.92)
Schooled manual 0.91 (0.69-1.19) 0.99 (0.83-1.17) 0.53 (0.38-0.74) 0.37 (0.30-0.45) 5.63 (4.34-7.30) 8.31 (6.96-9.93) 2.02 (1.59-2.56) 1.30 (1.10-1.52)
Educational prof. 1.05 (0.85-1.29) 0.77 (0.55-1.09) 2.56 (2.10-3.12) 2.91 (2.16-3.92) 0.43 (0.30-0.63) 0.45 (0.30-0.67) 0.19 (0.14-0.24) 0.35 (0.24-0.51)
Healthcare prof. 1.12 (0.92-1.37) 1.05 (0.64-1.74) 5.23 (4.31-6.35) 5.97 (3.65-9.75) 3.52 (2.83-4.37) 1.22 (0.76-1.98) 0.37 (0.30-0.45) 0.27 (0.14-0.53)
Other prof. 1.92 (1.48-2.49) 1.75 (1.38-2.22) 1.87 (1.43-2.45) 1.23 (0.97-1.57) 0.36 (0.21-0.63) 0.34 (0.24-0.47) 0.54 (0.41-0.71) 0.63 (0.49-0.81)
Middle managers 2.41 (1.79-3.24) 3.05 (2.43-3.82) 3.24 (2.40-4.38) 2.33 (1.86-2.92) 1.15 (0.75-1.75) 0.86 (0.67-1.11) 0.30 (0.21-0.43) 0.45 (0.35-0.58)
Higher managers 2.80 (1.82-4.29) 3.07 (2.39-3.95) 3.45 (2.25-5.29) 2.94 (2.29-3.78) 0.51 (0.22-1.18) 0.33 (0.23-0.48) 0.21 (0.11-0.39) 0.25 (0.17-0.35)
Non-manual routine 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Skill (N) Wald (4,794) 86.31*** (5,269) 181.65*** (4,799) 227.23*** (5,259) 213.25*** (4,652) 74.14*** (5,095) 550.15*** (4,637) 226.46*** (5,088) 204.78***
Expert 2.25 (1.90-2.67) 2.65 (2.28-3.07) 2.94 (2.47-3.51) 3.14 (2.69-3.67) 0.32 (0.25-0.42) 0.10 (0.08-0.12) 0.30 (0.25-0.36) 0.29 (0.25-0.35)
Semi-skilled 1.12 (1.11-1.47) 1.14 (0.99-1.30) 2.66 (2.31-3.07) 1.45 (1.25-1.68) 0.79 (0.68-0.92) 0.79 (0.69-0.89) 0.44 (0.39-0.51) 0.62 (0.54-0.71)
Lower skilled 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Social class (N) Wald (4,667) 53.01*** (5,134) 198.89*** (4,673) 83.76*** (5,127) 230.30*** (4,682) 9.84** (5,143) 139.75*** (4,667) 34.80*** (5,134) 99.34***
Higher management 2.71 (1.78-4.12) 3.28 (2.62-4.10) 2.59 (1.70-3.92) 4.52 (3.60-5.67) 0.28 (0.12-0.64) 0.13 (0.91-0.18) 0.25 (0.14-0.46) 0.21 (0.15-0.29)
Supervisors 1.79 (1.48-2.18) 2.20 (1.92-2.52) 2.25 (1.85-2.72) 2.13 (1.85-2.46) 1.10 (0.87-1.38) 0.96 (0.84-1.09) 0.65 (0.53-0.80) 0.70 (0.61-0.80)
Workers 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
  1. Gender specific models: all effects controlled for age; Significance of the Wald statistics: *p < .05; **p < .01; ***p < .001