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Table 3 Employment and Income Regression Results

From: The economic impact of chronic fatigue syndrome

  Employment Regression Income Regression
  NF* Coefficient Estimate (95% CI ) Fatigue Coefficient Estimate (95% CI ) NF Coefficient Estimate(95% CI ) Fatigue Coefficient Estimate (95% CI )
Intercept -1.744 (-2.471, -1.017) -0.628 (-1.446, 0.190) 8.853 (8.598, 9.108) 8.580 (8.237, 8.923)
CFS NA -0.699 (-1.345, -0.052) NA -0.081 (-0.382, 0.219)
Suspected CFS NA -0.006 (-0.234, 0.223) NA -0.03 (-0.118, 0.049)
Education     
   ≤12 Years -0.7 (-1.021, -0387) -0.583 (-828, -0.338) -0.308 (-0.430, -0.185) -0.218 (-0.328, -0.109)
   Some College 0.228 (0.019, 0.438) 0.099 (-0.083, 0.281) 0.080 (0.013, 0.146) 0.074 (0.001, 0.146)
   College Graduate (4-Year) 0.347 (0.066, 0.628) 0.410 (0.106, 0.714) 0.279 (0.197, 0.360) 0.263 (0.156, 0.370)
   Post Graduate Education 0.615 (0.266, 0.963) 0.768 (0.384, 1.153) 0.250 (0.151, 0.350) 0.328 (0.197, 0.459)
   Not Reporting 0.490 (-0.210, 1.189) 0.550 (0.020, 1.079) 0.155 (-0.041, 0.351) 0.022 (-0.162, 0.206)
Age 0.235 (0.198, 0.272) 0.144 (0.105, 0.184) 0.074 (0.061, 0.087) 0.084 (0.067, 0.101)
Age Squared -0.003 (-0.004, -0.003) -0.002 (-0.003, -0.002 -0.001 (-0.001, -0.001) -0.001 (-0.001, -0.001)
Race/ethnicity Black -0.265 (-0.619, 0.089) -0.233 (-0.528, 0.063) -0.342 (-0.460, -0.225) -0.288 (-0.407, -0.168)
Race/ethnicity Latino -0.135 (-0.554, 0.284) 0.089 (-0.279, 0.457) -0.309 (-0.437, -0.181) -0.108 (-0.244, 0.028)
Female -0.953 (-1.143, -0.762) -0.380 (-0.568, -0.191) -0.065 (-0.122, -0.008) -0.092 (-0.163, -0.020)
Ever Diagnosed or Treated For     
   Alcohol and Drug Dependency -0.210 (-0.747, 0.327) -0.203 (-0494, 0.088) -0.315 (-0.475, -0.155) -0.180 (-0.296, -0.063)
   Anemia with Blood Transfusion 0.325 (-0.303, 0.954) -0.278 (-0.593, 0.038) -0.112 (-0.314, 0.089 -0.191 (-0.334, -0.047)
   Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia -0.859 (-1.814,0.096) -0.031 (-0.601, 0.539) -0.123 (-0.493, 0.247) 0.102 (-0.117, 0.321)
   Cancer -0.411 (-0.811, -0.011) -0.151 (-0.423, 0.122) 0.129 (-0.024, 0.282) -0.040 (-0.162, 0.082)
   Chronic Bronchitis or Emphysema 0.230 (-0.266, 0.727) -0.188 (-0.420, 0.045) -0.057 (-0.215, 0.102) -0.148 (-0.249, -0.047)
   Chronic Hepatitis or Cirrhosis 0.536 (-0.514, 1.586) -0.416 (-0.875, 0.043) -0.074 (-0.372, 0.224) -0.166 (-0.362, 0.030)
   Depression -0.192 (-0.511, 0.128) -0.385 (-0.556, -0.213) -0.038 (-0.143, 0.066) -0.030 (-0.099, 0.038
   Diabetes -0.318 (-0.720, 0.085) -0.319 (-0.568, -0.070) -0.020 (-0.174, 0.133) -0.030 (-0.143, 0.084)
   Heart Attack -0.233 (-0.795, 0.330) -0.288 (-0.668, 0.092) 0.024 (-0.226, 0.274) -0.059 (-0.242, 0.124)
   Heart Condition Limiting Ability to Walk -0.578 (-1.402, 0.247) -0.498 (-0.876, -0.120) 0.251 (-0.094, 0.597) 0.052 (-0.139, 0.242)
   Heart Failure or Fluid in Lungs -0.513 (-1.271, 0.245) -0.312 (-0.636, 0.012) 0.003 (-0.291, 0.298) -0.038 (-0.192, 0.117)
   High Blood Pressure -0.243 (-0.485, -0.001) -0.013 (-0.201, 0.176) 0.022 (-0.063, 0.106) -0.090 (-0.168, -0.011)
   Hypothyroidism 0.298 (-0.056, 0.652) -0.103 (-0.324, 0.118) 0.070 (-0.049, 0.189) 0.072 (-0.022, 0.166)
   AIDS 0.227 (-1.816, 2.270) -1.520 (-2.266, -0.773) 0.471 (-0.299, 1.242) 0.142 (-0.257, 0.540)
   Lupus or Sjogren's Syndrome 0.498 (-0.963, 1.959) -0.449 (-0.931, 0.033) -0.041 (-0.633, 0.551) 0.043 (-0.187, 0.273)
   Manic Depressive or Bipolar Disorder -0.611 (-1.501, 0.279) -0.618 (-1.001, -0.236) -0.025 (-0.319, 0.269) -0.127 (-0.304, 0.050)
   Multiple Sclerosis -0.797 (-2.615, 1.020) -1.259 (-1.773, -0.745) -0.096 (-0.776, 0.584) -0.245 (-0.505, 0.014)
   Organ Transplant -1.133 (-2.628, 0.363) -1.043 (-1.996, -0.090) -0.029 (-0.667, 0.609) -0.134 (-0.616, 0.347)
   Rheumatoid Arthritis -0.586 (-1.050, -0.121) -0.495 (-0.738, -0.251) -0.169 (-0.353, 0.015) -0.057 (-0.172, 0.058)
   Schizophrenia -3.095 (-5.463, -0.727) -0.924 (-1.976, 0.128) -2.247 (-3.521, -0.973) -0.269 (-0.832, 0.294)
   Stroke -0.096 (-1.057, 0.865) -0.732 (-1.232, -0.232) -0.315 (-0.725, 0.095) 0.091 (-0.182, 0.364)
Occupation     
   Management or Professional NA NA 0.188 (0.116, 0.260) 0.158 (0.071, 0.244)
   Self-employed NA NA 0.006 (-0.124, 0.137) 0.062 (-0.067, 0.190)
   Technician NA NA 0.093 (-0.020, 0.207) 0.082 (-0.056, 0.220)
   Clerical Worker NA NA 0.022 (-0.076, 0.119) -0.040 (-0.143, 0.063)
   Sales Professional NA NA 0.082 (-0.031, 0.195) -0.081 (-0.223, 0.062)
   Skilled Craftsman NA NA 0.009 (-0.130, 0.147) 0.041 (-0.106, 0.188)
   Machine Operator NA NA 0.130 (-0.041, 0.302) -0.098 (-0.263, 0.067)
   Transportation Operator NA NA -0.114 (-0.355, 0.126) -0.212 (-0.485, 0.062)
   Private Household Workers NA NA -0.133 (-0.562, 0.296) -0.672 (-1.054, -0.290)
   Protection Services NA NA -0.195 (-0.517, 0.128) -0.155 (-0.522, 0.212)
   Service Worker NA NA -0.154 (-0.281, -0.026) -0.399 (-0.537, -0.261)
   Farmer, Farm Worker NA NA 0.233 (-0.340, 0.807) 0.017 (-0.770, 0.804)
   Unskilled Laborer NA NA -0.168 (-0.337, 0.000) -0.252 (-0.427, -0.077)
   Military Service NA NA 0.020 (-0.238, 0.278) 0.103 (-0.452, 0.657)
   Not Reported NA NA -0.651 (-1.287, -0.014) -0.503 (-1.300, 0.295)
Number of Observations 3,634 (NA) 3,528 (NA) 2,493 (NA) 2,129 (NA)