Table 3

Odds ratios (95% confidence intervals)* of newly reported coronary heart disease at phase 2 or 3 by self reported and independently assessed job control at phase 1 in men and women

AnginaSevere chest painDiagnosed ischaemic heart diseaseAny coronary event
Self report;
Men:
 High1.001.001.001.00
 Intermediate1.16 (0.81 to 1.68)0.89 (0.65 to 1.20)1.37 (0.89 to 2.11)1.05 (0.81 to 1.34)
 Low1.54 (1.05 to 2.26)1.33 (0.97 to 1.82)1.60 (1.01 to 2.55)1.55 (1.20 to 2.01)
 Test for trend1.24 (1.02 to 1.50)1.13 (0.96 to 1.33)1.27 (1.01 to 1.60)1.23 (1.08 to 1.41)
 No of men (events)4812 (168)4683 (250)5021 (118)4522 (384)
Women:
 High1.001.001.001.00
 Intermediate1.16 (0.70 to 1.94)2.01 (1.12 to 3.61)0.35 (0.11 to 1.04)1.80 (1.16 to 2.79)
 Low1.20 (0.74 to 1.92)1.80 (1.02 to 3.16)0.85 (0.38 to 1.87)1.74 (1.15 to 2.64)
 Test for trend1.08 (0.86 to 1.36)1.23 (0.96 to 1.56)1.03 (0.67 to 1.59)1.23 (1.03 to 1.49)
 No of women (events)2107 (138)2093 (123)2240 (36)2001 (225)
Independent assessment
Men:
 High1.001.001.001.00
 Intermediate1.43 (0.94 to 2.18)0.87 (0.61 to 1.24)1.15 (0.70 to 1.89)1.16 (0.87 to 1.55)
 Low1.50 (1.00 to 2.25)1.10 (0.79 to 1.53)1.33 (0.83 to 2.12)1.43 (1.09 to 1.88)
 Test for trend1.21 (0.99 to 1.48)1.05 (0.89 to 1.24)1.15 (0.91 to 1.45)1.20 (1.04 to 1.37)
 No of men (events)4165 (149)4054 (212)4347 (106)3913 (331)
Women:
 High1.001.001.001.00
 Intermediate1.08 (0.58 to 1.99)1.03 (0.53 to 1.99)0.68 (0.18 to 2.56)1.15 (0.70 to 1.88)
 Low1.46 (0.87 to 2.43)1.70 (0.98 to 2.93)1.43 (0.53 to 3.85)1.73 (1.14 to 2.62)
 Test for trend1.23 (0.96 to 1.57)1.36 (1.04 to 1.78)1.31 (0.79 to 2.17)1.35 (1.10 to 1.65)
 No of women (events)1838 (122)1833 (107)1956 (31)1756 (200)
  • *Adjusted for age and length of period between phase 1 and 3; baseline cases at phase 1 were excluded.

  • †Group scores of job control (1, 2, 3) were modelled as one (ordinal) variable; odds ratio reflects increase in odds of new coronary heart disease per unit increase in this variable.