Table 3

 Relative risk of sick leave and recovery

Number of events in crude/adjusted analysesCrude RR (95% CI)Adjusted RR* (95% CI)
CI, confidence intervals; RR, relative risk.
*Adjustments were made for age, gender, alcohol consumption and smoking; †p<0.10; ‡p<0.05; §p<0.005; ¶p<0.0005.
All
    Sick leave
        Did not practice sport recently6671/63061.09 (1.01 to 1.18)‡1.09 (1.01 to 1.18)‡
        Never practices sport5656/54521.02 (0.88 to 1.17)1.05 (0.91 to 1.21)
    Recovery
        Did not practice sport recently6635/62670.88 (0.83 to 0.93)¶0.90 (0.85 to 0.95)¶
        Never practices sport5618/54130.84 (0.77 to 0.91)¶0.85 (0.77 to 0.93)¶
    Recovery in the first 5 days
        Did not practice sport recently3338/31600.78 (0.72 to 0.85)¶0.82 (0.75 to 0.89)¶
        Never practices sport2874/27740.74 (0.63 to 0.87)¶0.77 (0.65 to 0.91)§
    Recovery after the 5th day
        Did not practice sport recently3828/36040.97 (0.91 to 1.04)0.98 (0.92 to 1.05)
        Never practices sport3175/30580.87 (0.79 to 0.95)§0.86 (0.77 to 0.95)§
Always a lot of sedentary work
    Sick leave
        Did not practice sport recently1409/13591.25 (1.06 to 1.47)‡1.16 (0.99 to 1.37)†
        Never practices sport1272/12371.31 (0.95 to 1.79)†1.31 (0.97 to 1.78)†
    Recovery
        Did not practice sport recently1411/13610.79 (0.70 to 0.89)¶0.85 (0.75 to 0.96)‡
        Never practices sport1273/12380.66 (0.55 to 0.80)¶0.70 (0.57 to 0.88)§
    Recovery in the first 5 days
        Did not practice sport recently796/7650.67 (0.57 to 0.80)¶0.72 (0.61 to 0.85)¶
        Never practices sport732/7120.49 (0.32 to 0.75)§0.53 (0.34 to 0.81)§
    Recovery after the 5th day
        Did not practice sport recently732/7180.93 (0.80 to 1.07)1.00 (0.86 to 1.16)
        Never practices sport645/6250.78 (0.60 to 1.01)†0.82 (0.62 to 1.10)
Not always sedentary work
    Sick leave
        Did not practice sport recently5231/49161.04 (0.95 to 1.13)1.05 (0.97 to 1.15)
        Never practices sport4362/41930.97 (0.83 to 1.13)1.00 (0.85 to 1.17)
    Recovery
        Did not practice sport recently5194/48760.92 (0.86 to 0.98)‡0.93 (0.88 to 1.00)‡
        Never practices sport4323/41530.89 (0.81 to 0.97)‡0.90 (0.81 to 0.99)‡
    Recovery in the first 5 days
        Did not practice sport recently2533/23860.84 (0.76 to 0.92)¶0.88 (0.80 to 0.97)‡
        Never practices sport2135/20550.81 (0.69 to 0.96)‡0.86 (0.71 to 1.03)†
    Recovery after the 5th day
        Did not practice sport recently3073/28760.99 (0.92 to 1.07)0.98 (0.91 to 1.06)
        Never practices sport2515/24180.89 (0.81 to 0.98)‡0.87 (0.78 to 0.97)‡