Table 3

Sickness absence among female metal workers in relation to sex segregation at the work site in the project “Women’s health and living conditions”, Sweden, 1995

Level of sex segregation at work siteNo. of womenCumulative incidence, %Ratio*Frequency (95% CI)Ratio*Length (95% CI)Ratio*
*The group with equal no. women and men at the work site was used as reference group.
Almost only men88731.001.70 (1.29 to 2.10)0.9044 (26 to 61)0.98
Mostly men159711.072.02 (1.69 to 2.36)1.0752 (36 to 69)1.16
Equal no. of women and men133731.001.89 (1.55 to 2.24)1.0045 (29 to 60)1.00
Mostly women90610.841.78 (1.29 to 2.26)0.9443 (21 to 65)0.96
Almost only women46911.252.98 (2.17 to 3.79)1.5840 (13 to 68)0.89
Total516721.99 (1.80 to 2.18)45 (37 to 54)