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Depression and selected characteristics related to work impairment outcomes, employed 25 to 64 year-olds
|Reduced work due to long-term physical/mental problem||At least 1 mental health disability day in previous 2 weeks||Absent from work 1 or more days in previous week|
|Adjusted odds ratio|
|Major depressive episode|
|In past 12 months||2.43||6.23||2.33|
|In lifetime but not in past 12 months||1.33||0.9||1.4|
|No history of major depression (ref)||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|25 to 44||1.2||0.8||0.9|
|45 to 64 (ref)||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Sales or service||1.0||1.1||0.73|
|Weekly work hours|
|1 to 29||1.2||1.1||0.9|
|30 to 40 (ref)||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Regular day (ref)||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Regular evening or night||1.0||1.7||1.2|
|Irregular or rotating shift||1.2||1.5||1.2|
|High self-perceived work stress|
|Married or common-law (ref)||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Divorced, separated or widowed||1.0||1.2||1.1|
|Single (never married)||1.1||1.73||0.73|
|High school graduation or less (ref)||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree||0.9||0.9||1.0|
|Lowest, lower-middle or middle||1.1||1.0||0.9|
|Upper-middle or highest (ref)||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Existing chronic condition2||4.73||1.93||1.1|
|Body Mass Index category1|
|Underweight or normal (ref)||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Anxiety disorder in previous 12 months2||2.23||5.93||1.0|
|Alcohol or drug dependence in previous 12 months2||1.4||3.83||0.9|
1 To maximize sample size, the models include a missing values category (odds ratios are not shown for these).
2 The reference group is the absence of the particular characteristic.
3 Significantly different from the reference group (ref) at less than the 0.05 level.
Note: Some odds ratios with lower/upper confidence interval limits of 1.0 were statistically significant before rounding.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Community Health Survey, cycle 1.2; Mental Health and Well-being, 2002
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