Table 3

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

Coefficient95% CICoefficient95% CI
Role emotional
 Permanent, regularRef.Ref.
 Permanent, irregular0.11−1.73 to 1.95−0.34−2.52 to 1.85
 Casual, regular1.820.72 to 2.931.350.33 to 2.36
 Casual, irregular1.91−0.98 to 4.8−0.4−3.02 to 2.21
 Fixed term, regular0.44−0.44 to 1.331.270.3 to 2.24
 Fixed-term, irregular1.72−3.61 to 7.05−2.16−7.11 to 2.79
Mental health
 Permanent, regularRef.Ref.
 Permanent, irregular−0.15−1.03 to 0.740.06−0.97 to 1.1
 Casual, regular0.35−0.18 to 0.890.02−0.45 to 0.49
 Casual, irregular0.62−0.96 to 2.19−0.96−2.24 to 0.32
 Fixed term, regular0.06−0.39 to 0.50.19−0.26 to 0.64
 Fixed term, irregular−1.43−3.55 to 0.7−0.91−3.28 to 1.46
  • 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, regular workers). Self-employment regular, self-employment irregular, ‘other’ regular and ‘other’ irregular are included as categories in the model but omitted from the table for presentational reasons.