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Table 2 Incidence rate and latency of recurrence of medically certified sick leaves.

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

  Men Women
  Partial sick leave
(n = 293)
Full sick leave
(n = 13 082)
Partial sick leave
(n = 754)
Full sick leave
(n = 15 298)
Mean time (months) to the first recurrent sick leave
(95% CI) (Kaplan - Meier analysis)
14.5 (13.3 - 15.7)
(n of events = 154)
19.3 (19.1 - 19.5)
(n of events = 3 890)
13.5 (12.8 - 14.2)
(n of events = 457)
18.5 (18.3 - 18.6)
(n of events = 5 218)
p Log Rank 0.000   0.000  
Total no of sickness absence days 12 463 275 141 33 592 345 484
Person months 5 745 227 598 15 249 265 830
Incidence Rate (recurrent sick leaves/person month) 0.04 0.03 0.05 0.03