Table 3—

Multivariate logistic regression analyses of the effect of self-reported symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) on permanent work disability in the Norwegian Hordaland Health Study

Adjustment variablesOSAS symptoms OR (95% CI)
Sex alone2.40 (1.38–4.19)
Age and education2.20 (1.26–3.85)
Occupational type2.35 (1.26–4.38)
Marital/cohabitant status2.39 (1.37–4.17)
Smoking, alcohol and physical exercise1.99 (1.13–3.50)
Body mass index2.26 (1.29–3.97)
Angina, stroke, diabetes and myocardial infarction2.40 (1.37–4.19)
Depression2.02 (1.15–3.56)
Blood pressure (systolic)2.30 (1.32–4.02)
Prescribed drugs2.45 (1.40–4.28)
Fully adjusted model#1.92 (1.01–3.66)
  • Of the at-risk population of 7,028 subjects, 139 had a subsequent disability pension award. OR: odds ratio; CI: confidence interval. #: adjusting for all of the above confounders.