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Table 2 The effect of reorganization on number of days of long-term sickness absence

From: Reorganization increases long-term sickness absence at all levels of hospital staff: panel data analysis of employees of Norwegian public hospitals

  Change in number of days Change in number of days
  Random effects Fixed effects
  Coeff. IRR 95% CI Coeff. IRR 95% CI
Education: Reference cat. Tertiary, lower degree   
Primary 1.50*** 1.35-1.67 · ·
Secondary 1.16* 1.04-1.29 · ·
Secondary health training 1.38*** 1.26-1.52 · ·
Trained nurses 1.38*** 1.28-1.49 · ·
Tertiary, higher degree 0.76** 0.63-0.91 · ·
Physicians 0.51*** 0.45-0.58 · ·
Age 1.11*** 1.09-1.12 1.14*** 1.12-1.16
Male 0.42*** 0.39-0.46 · ·
Reorganization (Low as reference)    
Moderate 1.13*** 1.06-1.20 1.09** 1.03-1.15
High 1.11** 1.05-1.18 1.08** 1.02-1.15
Constant 0.41** 0.25-0.68 · ·
N (Person-years) 106,715 31,324
N (persons) 68,630 15,662
  1. Note: Poisson regression. Incidence Rate Ratio shown with 95% confidence intervals using robust standard errors computed with vce(bootstrap). Significance probabilities (***p < .001, **p < .01, *p < .05).