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Table 1 Characteristics of participants at baseline.

From: Associations between partial sickness benefit and disability pensions: initial findings of a Finnish nationwide register study

  Men (n = 13 375) Women (n = 16 052)
  Partial sick leave
(n = 293)
Full sick leave
(n = 13 082)
Partial sick leave
(n = 754)
Full sick leave
(n = 15 298)
  n % n % n % n %
Age, years         
- 34 45 15.4 2 279 17.5 74 9.9 2 161 14.1
35 - 44 70 23.9 2 592 19.8 170 22.5 2 811 18.4
45 - 54 110 37.5 4 153 31.7 338 44.8 5 108 33.4
55 - 67 68 23.2 4 058 31.0 172 22.8 5 218 34.1
Mean (SD) 46.0 (9.8) 46.7 (11.3) 47.3 (8.6) 47.9 (10.8)
Gross income, €/year         
- 30 000 164 57.3 9 105 69.6 594 81.0 13 420 87.7
30 001 - 60 000 111 38.8 3 684 28.2 126 17.2 1 773 11.6
60 001 - 11 3.9 293 2.2 13 1.8 105 0.7
Mean (SD) 30 944 (14 104) 26 254 (14 986) 25 633 (9 964) 21 286 (10 795)
Main diagnostic groups         
Mental disorders 117 39.9 2 975 22.7 321 42.5 4 694 30.7
Musculoskeletal disorders 118 40.3 6 073 46.4 290 38.5 7 020 45.9
Tumours 17 5.8 778 6.0 86 11.4 1 643 10.7
Traumas 41 14.0 3 256 24.9 57 7.6 1 941 12.7
Insurance district         
Northern 39 13.3 1 697 13.0 104 13.8 1 901 12.5
Western 65 22.2 1 737 13.3 109 14.5 1 976 12.9
Eastern 26 8.9 2 001 15.3 97 12.9 2 189 14.3
South-Western 69 23.5 3 154 24.1 168 22.3 3 689 24.1
Southern 94 32.1 4 493 34.3 276 36.5 5 543 36.2
Previous sickness absence, days (in two years prior to baseline sick leave)         
0 - 59 0 0.0 11 447 87.5 0 0.0 13 154 86.0
60 - 99 68 23.3 778 6.0 189 25.2 978 6.4
100 - 300 224 76.7 855 6.5 561 74.8 1 166 7.6
Mean (SD) 157.6 (64.3) 19.4 (40.9) 152.9 (64.0) 22.6 (43.3)
Baseline sick leave, days         
4 - 59 142 48.5 0 0.0 400 53.1 0 0.0
60 - 72 151 51.5 2 369 18.1 354 46.9 2 626 17.2
73 - 150 0 0.0 4 825 36.9 0 0.0 5 692 37.2
151 - 300 0 0.0 5 888 45.0 0 0.0 6 980 45.6
Mean (SD) 55.6 (18.3) 160.5 (85.2) 53.2 (19.1) 159.4 (82.8)
Previous sickness absence + baseline sick leave, days         
60 - 99 7 2.4 3 799 29.0 23 3.1 4 133 27.0
100 - 150 62 21.2 2 317 17.7 159 21.2 2 740 17.9
151 - 300 185 63.4 6 927 53.0 491 65.4 8 356 54.6
301 - 429 38 13.0 37 0.3 77 10.3 69 0.5
Mean (SD) 213.3 (69.1) 179.9 (89.3) 206.2 (69.2) 182.0 (87.6)