Table 2.

Effect of certain conditions on maintaining employment

Condition1992 Through 19961997 Through 19981999 Through 2003P-int
OR [95% CI]POR [95% CI]POR [95% CI]P
Inability to transfer0.33 [0.15 0.69]0.0030.50 [0.25 0.99]0.050.85 [0.54 1.34]0.490.08
Alcohol0.63 [0.47 0.85]0.0020.56 [0.43 0.74]<0.0010.56 [0.47 0.67]<0.0010.77
CVD0.69 [0.55 0.86]<0.0010.60 [0.50 0.72]<0.0010.70 [0.62 0.79]<0.0010.39
Drugs0.69 [0.48 0.99]0.040.73 [0.53 1.02]0.060.73 [0.60 0.89]0.0010.96
Cancer0.70 [0.56 0.88]0.0020.82 [0.67 1.00]0.050.73 [0.65 0.81]<0.0010.53
CHF0.79 [0.71 0.88]<0.0010.79 [0.72 0.87]<0.0010.80 [0.76 0.85]<0.0010.93
Tobacco0.85 [0.74 0.98]0.030.77 [0.96 0.88]<0.0010.85 [0.79 0.93]<0.0010.42
Pericarditis0.86 [0.63 1.19]0.380.99 [0.43 1.36]0.950.97 [0.77 1.21]0.770.81
Arrhythmia0.87 [0.67 1.13]0.291.22 [0.79 1.55]0.100.88 [0.76 1.02]0.090.06
Inability to ambulate0.88 [0.59 1.31]0.520.64 [0.43 0.97]0.030.45 [0.35 0.58]<0.0010.02
Ischemic heart disease0.90 [0.78 1.04]0.170.89 [0.79 1.01]0.070.92 [0.85 0.99]0.030.93
COPD0.90 [0.70 1.15]0.400.86 [0.69 1.07]0.180.86 [0.75 0.98]0.030.95
Cardiac arrest0.98 [0.57 1.69]0.960.64 [0.38 1.08]0.090.55 [0.39 0.76]<0.0010.19
Diabetes (no insulin)0.98 [0.88 1.09]0.721.05 [0.95 1.16]0.321.02 [0.96 1.08]0.560.64
PVD0.99 [0.84 1.16]0.870.84 [0.73 0.97]0.010.94 [0.86 1.02]0.150.28
Anemia1.02 [0.93 1.12]0.720.98 [0.90 1.06]0.591.01 [0.99 1.02]0.340.33
HTN1.06 [0.97 1.14]0.191.11 [1.03 1.20]0.0091.06 [1.00 1.11]0.030.55
Diabetes (insulin)1.07 [0.95 1.20]0.241.00 [0.90 1.11]0.990.94 [0.89 1.00]0.050.13
MI1.08 [0.88 1.33]0.470.90 [0.75 1.07]0.230.94 [0.84 1.05]0.300.38
Predialysis EPO use1.22 [1.12 1.32]<0.0011.27 [1.18 1.37]<0.0011.29 [1.23 1.35]<0.0010.51
  • CVD, Coronary vascular disease; CHF, Congestive heart Failure; COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; PVD, Peripheral vascular Disease; HTN, Hypertension; MI, Myocardial Infarction; EPO, Erythropoeitin; OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval; p-int, p interaction.