Table 2

Associations between SF-36 health attributes and employment type: dynamic correlated random effects panel data model

MenWomen
Coefficient95% CICoefficient95% CI
Physical functioning
 Casual0.55−0.11 to 1.20.27−0.26 to 0.8
 Fixed term−0.36−0.91 to 0.190.19−0.27 to 0.65
Role physical
 Casual1.150.09 to 2.21.790.79 to 2.8
 Fixed term0.68−0.21 to 1.561.750.78 to 2.71
Bodily pain
 Casual0.37−0.35 to 1.10.90.25 to 1.54
 Fixed term−0.14−0.77 to 0.50.43−0.18 to 1.04
General health
 Casual0.44−0.07 to 0.960.41−0.02 to 0.85
 Fixed term0−0.45 to 0.440.07−0.35 to 0.48
Vitality
 Casual0.53−0.04 to 1.10.650.13 to 1.18
 Fixed term−0.02−0.53 to 0.490.48−0.02 to 0.99
Social functioning
 Casual10.28 to 1.730.58−0.07 to 1.23
 Fixed term0.25−0.37 to 0.870.830.2 to 1.47
Role emotional
 Casual1.810.73 to 2.891.240.24 to 2.24
 Fixed term0.47−0.42 to 1.351.20.24 to 2.16
Mental health
 Casual0.38−0.15 to 0.9−0.04−0.51 to 0.42
 Fixed term0.02−0.42 to 0.460.17−0.28 to 0.61
  • The regression coefficients indicate the magnitude of the mean difference on the 0–100 SF-36 scales between each category of worker and the reference group (permanent workers). Self-employment and ‘other’ employment are included as categories in the model but omitted from the table for presentational reasons.