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Table 1 Incidence and recurrence density of sickness absence due to common mental disorders by type of mental disorder in men of different ages

From: Gender and age differences in the recurrence of sickness absence due to common mental disorders: a longitudinal study

  Index episode Recurrent episodes Median time-to-onset recurrence in months (95% CI) ||
  Median duration Median duration  
  N in days (95%CI) ID (95%CI)† N in days (95%CI) ID (95%CI)†  
< 35 years 783 37 (33-41) 10.0 (9.3-10.8) 93 36 (18-54) 75.7 (61.8-89.6) 8 (3-13)
35 - 44 years 1554 53 (49-57) 22.2 (21.0-23.3) 270 47 (39-55) 75.0 (70.3-79.7) 12 (10-15)
45 - 54 years 1903 54 (50-58) 24.0 (23.0-25.1) 362 49 (40-58) 74.3 (70.8-77.8) 12 (10-14)
≥ 55 years 464 52 (46-58) 23.4 (21.6-25.2) 86 42 (27-57) 72.1 (58.1-86.0) 10 (8-12)
Total men stress 4704 49 (47-51) 19.7 (19.1-20.2) 811 46 (41-51) 74.4 (72.9-76.0) 11 (10-13)
< 35 years 127 153 (94-212) 1.6 (1.3-1.9) 14 25 (0-110) 70.0 (0-152.0) 14 (8-20)
35 - 44 years 257 168 (141-195) 3.6 (3.1-4.1) 48 81 (36-126) 97.0 (58.0-136.0) 8 (0-15)
45 - 54 years 286 178 (144-212) 3.7 (3.3-4.1) 55 103 (33-173) 80.1 (54.5-105.6) 14 (9-19)
≥ 55 years 53 171 (100-242) 3.0 (2.4-3.6) 9 31 (2-60) 73.9 (0-212.1) 8 (1-15)
Total men psychiatric 723 168 (150-186) 3.0 (2.8-3.2) 126 68 (39-97) 83.8 (71.9-95.7) 12 (8-15)
Total men CMD 34,603 57 (54-60) 21.8 (21.2-22.4) 937 48 (43-53) 75.6 (70.7-80.4) 11 (10-13)
  1. † per 1000 person-years
  2. || in those with a recurrence
  3. ID = incidence density
  4. RD = recurrence density
  5. CI = confidence interval
  6. The table shows the age-distribution and the median duration (in days), ID and RD with their 95% CIs of sickness absence due to CMDs as well as the time-to-onset of recurrent sickness absence due to CMDs in months.