Table 2—

Multivariate logistic regression analyses of the effect of self-reported symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) on long-term# sick leave in the Norwegian Hordaland Health Study

Adjustment variablesOSAS symptoms OR (95% CI)
Sex alone1.78 (1.42–2.20)
Age and education1.70 (1.36–2.13)
Occupational type1.83 (1.46–2.29)
Marital/cohabitant status1.77 (1.42–2.21)
Smoking, alcohol and physical exercise1.67 (1.33–2.08)
Body mass index1.71 (1.36–2.13)
Angina, stroke, diabetes and myocardial infarction1.79 (1.43–2.25)
Depression1.71 (1.37–2.14)
Blood pressure (systolic)1.78 (1.42–2.22)
Prescribed drugs1.78 (1.42–2.22)
Fully adjusted model1.62 (1.28–2.05)
  • Of the at-risk population of 6,919 subjects, 1,824 had had ≥8 weeks of sick leave. OR: odds ratio; CI: confidence interval. #: ≥8 weeks; : adjusting for all of the above confounders.