Table 2

Descriptive information provided in sickness certificates issued in 2007 and 2009
Variable 2007N= 475 2009N= 501 P-value
% n % n
Sex
Man 38 182 34 171
Woman 62 293 66 330 0.174
Total 100 475 100 501
Age average
mean, SD 45 12 45 12 0.566
Age interval
≤24 6 26 7 33
25-34 19 90 17 86
35-44 23 108 23 116
45-54 24 112 25 125
≥55 29 139 28 141 0.871
Total 100 475 100 501
Diagnostic group
MD 17 80 21 105
MSD 29 137 28 138
CR 9 42 11 55
Other 45 211 40 196 0.166
Total 99 470 99 494
Physician affiliation
PHC 43 201 42 210
OHS 5 24 4 19
Private 8 39 10 51
Hospital 44 206 44 219 0.591
Total 99 470 100 499
Total sick leave length
Median, CI 36 82-107 32 57-72
Mean, SD 94 139 65 87 <0.001

MD, mental disorders; MSD musculoskeletal diseases; CR, circulatory and respiratory diseases; Other, other diagnostic groups; PHC, primary health care; OHS, occupational health services.

CI, confidence interval 95%.

Nilsing et al.

Nilsing et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:907   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-907

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