Table 2

Crude and adjusted RRs (95% CIs) of occupational mobility, early retirement due to permanent disability, and total mortality according to presence versus absence of various medical diagnoses at the baseline examination (reference: group without the specified disease)

Medical diagnosis (ICD-9)Occupational mobilityEarly retirement (permanent disability)Total mortality
Crude RR (95% CI)Adjusted RR2-150 (95% CI)Crude RR (95% CI)Adjusted RR2-150 (95% CI)Crude RR (95% CI)Adjusted RR2-150 (95 %CI)
Obesity (ICD 278)0.60 (0.53 to 0.67)0.85 (0.75 to 0.96)1.71 (1.37 to 2.14)0.98 (0.78 to 1.23)1.14 (0.81 to 1.61)0.78 (0.55 to 1.11)
Disorders of lipid metabolism (ICD 272)0.69 (0.62 to 0.77)0.97 (0.86 to 1.08)1.88 (1.51 to 2.34)1.21 (0.97 to 1.50)1.12 (0.80 to 1.57)0.77 (0.55 to 1.09)
Ischaemic heart disease (ICD 410–414)0.84 (0.67 to 1.06)1.10 (0.88 to 1.39)2.95 (2.07 to 4.20)1.62 (1.13 to 2.31)3.94 (2.57 to 6.06)2.70 (1.75 to 4.18)
Hypertension (ICD 401)0.62 (0.55 to 0.72)0.95 (0.82 to 1.09)2.60 (2.07 to 3.26)1.24 (0.99 to 1.56)2.67 (1.95 to 3.64)1.65 (1.20 to 2.28)
Asthma (ICD 493)0.94 (0.57 to 1.53)0.84 (0.52 to 1.38)0.93 (0.23 to 3.75)0.83 (0.21 to 3.34)0.81 (0.11 to 5.77)0.73 (0.10 to 5.24)
Chronic bronchitis (ICD 491)0.63 (0.47 to 0.83)0.95 (0.71 to 1.25)3.18 (2.19 to 4.62)1.52 (1.04 to 2.23)3.50 (2.18 to 5.63)2.33 (1.44 to 3.78)
Chronic obstructive lung diseases (ICD 490–496)0.72 (0.57 to 0.90)0.98 (0.78 to 1.24)3.00 (2.14 to 4.22)1.54 (1.09 to 2.17)2.82 (1.77 to 4.48)1.92 (1.20 to 3.08)
Liver diseases (ICD 571–573. 790.4)0.72 (0.63 to 0.83)0.95 (0.82 to 1.09)2.00 (1.55 to 2.58)1.52 (1.18 to 1.96)2.72 (1.97 to 3.75)2.19 (1.58 to 3.04)
Disorders of the back and spine (ICD 720–724)0.80 (0.71 to 0.90)1.17 (1.04 to 1.32)2.53 (2.03 to 3.16)1.50 (1.20 to 1.88)1.22 (0.84 to 1.76)0.83 (0.57 to 1.20)
Arthropathies (ICD 710–719)0.77 (0.65 to 0.91)1.09 (0.92 to 1.30)3.03 (2.32 to 3.95)1.57 (1.20 to 2.06)1.11 (0.65 to 1.88)0.70 (0.41 to 1.19)
Skin diseases (ICD 690–692)0.94 (0.76 to 1.17)1.11 (0.89 to 1.37)1.44 (0.90 to 2.28)0.98 (0.62 to 1.56)1.38 (0.73 to 2.62)1.09 (0.58 to 2.07)
Gout (ICD 274)0.78 (0.68 to 0.88)0.92 (0.81 to 1.05)1.47 (1.12 to 1.93)1.31 (1.00 to 1.72)1.39 (0.94 to 2.04)1.20 (0.82 to 1.77)
  • 2-150 Adjusted for age, nationality, profession, size of company, and health related reduction in the capability to work at the time of the baseline examination by the Cox proportional hazards model.