Table 2

Age-adjusted relative risk (adj RR) with 95% CI in each occupational group, divided into foreign and Swedish born, with ‘all other professions’ as the reference category in each sex (ref 1.00)

U07.1 outpatientsU07.2 outpatientsU07.1 inpatientsU07.2 inpatients
SSYK2012 Sex Born Occupation† Adj RR (95% CI) Adj RR (95% CI) Adj RR (95% CI) Adj RR (95% CI)
22–23‡FemaleForeignAll other (ref)1.73 (1.48 to 2.02)**1.27 (1.03 to 1.56)*1.16 (0.97 to 1.40)
SwedishAll other (ref)2.36 (2.13 to 2.60)**1.23 (1.08 to 1.41)*1.48 (1.33 to 1.66)**0.96 (0.71 to 1.30)
MaleForeignAll other (ref)1.97 (1.70 to 2.28)**1.16 (0.90 to 1.51)1.42 (1.21 to 1.67)**1.35 (0.76 to 2.42)
SwedishAll other (ref)2.39 (2.08 to 2.74)**1.28 (1.04 to 1.59)*1.55 (1.35 to 1.77)**1.08 (0.70 to 1.67)
51–53§FemaleForeignAll other (ref)2.36 (2.10 to 2.64)**1.58 (1.37 to 1.83)**1.72 (1.52 to 1.94)**
SwedishAll other (ref)2.10 (1.92 to 2.30)**1.25 (1.12 to 1.39)**1.54 (1.40 to 1.69)**1.38 (1.10 to 1.73)*
MaleForeignAll other (ref)1.68 (1.50 to 1.88)**1.48 (1.26 to 1.75)**1.54 (1.38 to 1.72)**1.75 (1.21 to 2.53)*
SwedishAll other (ref)1.58 (1.39 to 1.79)**1.43 (1.23 to 1.67)**1.40 (1.25 to 1.57)**1.02 (0.72 to 1.45)
83¶FemaleForeignAll other (ref)1.23 (0.50 to 3.00)1.05 (0.33 to 3.32)0.70 (0.21 to 2.26)
SwedishAll other (ref)0.66 (0.31 to 1.42)1.72 (1.03 to 2.86)*0.26 (0.08 to 0.87)*1.62 (0.53 to 4.89)
MaleForeignAll other (ref)1.40 (1.19 to 1.63)**1.35 (1.07 to 1.70)*1.70 (1.49 to 1.95)**2.28 (1.48 to 3.49)**
SwedishAll other (ref)0.85 (0.69 to 1.05)1.35 (1.10 to 1.65)*1.15 (0.99 to 1.34)1.24 (0.84 to 1.84)
Missing††FemaleForeignAll other (ref)1.28 (1.14 to 1.44)**1.23 (1.07 to 1.42)*1.66 (1.48 to 1.87)**
SwedishAll other (ref)1.14 (1.01 to 1.30)*1.67 (1.48 to 1.89)**1.88 (1.70 to 2.09)**1.99 (1.56 to 2.54)**
MaleForeignAll other (ref)1.02 (0.93 to 1.11)1.08 (0.95 to 1.22)1.21 (1.12 to 1.32)**1.65 (1.26 to 2.16)**
SwedishAll other (ref)1.15 (1.03 to 1.29)*1.44 (1.28 to 1.62)**1.56 (1.44 to 1.69)**3.04 (2.55 to 3.63)**
  • –means no cases.

  • Age-adjusted relative risks are presented in working age 20–64 years by job titles in the Swedish Standard Classifications of Occupations (SSYK2012) and given as clinical cases of COVID-19 with a positive PCR test (ICD-10 code of U07.1) and clinical cases of COVID-19 without a positive PCR test (ICD-10 code of U07.2), respectively.

  • *P<0.05.

  • †All other SSYK-codes lumped together.

  • ‡Corresponding to ISCO-08 code 22 Health Professionals and 23 Teaching Professionals.

  • §Corresponding to ISCO-08 code 51 Personal Service Workers, 52 Sales Workers and 53 Personal Care Workers.

  • ¶Corresponding to ISCO-08 code 83 Drivers and Mobile Plant Operators.

  • **P<0.001.

  • ††Missing code according to SSYK, for example, unemployed, students.

  • ISCO-08, International Standard Classification of Occupations.