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Employment Status, Anxiety and Depression in a Municipal Context
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences. University of Gävle.
Institutionen för folkhälsovetenskap, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Public Health Science, Karolinska Institutet.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5221-9504
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences. University of Gävle; Karolinska Institute.
2017 (English)In: Research in Health Science, ISSN 2470-6213, Vol. 2, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: This  study  aimed  to  investigate  the  prevalence  of  anxiety  and  depression  by  employment status among a sample of the working age population residing in Gävle Municipality in Sweden.

Methods:  A  total  of  241  persons  completed  a  self-administered  postal  questionnaire  in  the  baseline survey  of  the  Gävle  Household,  Labour  Market  and  Health  Outcomes  (GHOLDH)  survey,  which collected  information  on  the  employment  status  and  psychological  health  (anxiety  and  depression) among persons aged 18-65 years. Descriptive and multivariate analyses were performed.

Results:  The  prevalence  and  risk  of  anxiety  and  depression  were  high  among  people  who  were  out  of work. In the multiple regression analysis, compared to employed people, those who were not employed had a risk of anxiety of 7.76 (5.97-9.75) and 4.67 (3.60-5.74) for depression.

Conclusion: The prevalence of anxiety and depression was higher among those who were out of labour marketas compared to those employed. Furthermore, people who were out of work had a higher risk of anxiety and depression. The odds were slightly higher for anxiety than for depression.

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2017. Vol. 2, no 1
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Gävle, employment status, anxiety, depression
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Medical and Health Sciences Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30394DOI: 10.22158/rhs.v2n1p12OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-30394DiVA: diva2:1078599
Available from: 2017-03-06 Created: 2017-03-06 Last updated: 2017-03-08Bibliographically approved

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