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Table 2 Incidence and recurrence density of sickness absence due to common mental disorders by type of mental disorder in women 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 1016 49 (43-55) 24.3 (22.7-25.9) 151 62 (49-75) 94.4 (82.5-106.3) 9 (6-11)
35 - 44 years 1319 56 (51-61) 32.2 (30.5-34.0) 236 62 (47-77) 79.6 (73.7-85.5) 11 (9-13)
45 - 54 years 783 61 (54-68) 26.3 (24.6-28.1) 135 56 (42-70) 69.0 (60.6-77.3) 10 (7-13)
≥ 55 years 180 65 (48-82) 26.4 (23.0-29.9) 20 42 (0-129) 51.2 (15.3-87.2) 14 (13-15)
Total women stress 3298 56 (53-59) 27.8 (26.8-28.7) 542 60 (51-69) 78.4 (75.9-80.9) 11 (9-12)
< 35 years 212 153 (125-181) 5.1 (4.4-5.9) 28 73 (17-129) 90.4 (30.2-150.6) 9 (7-12)
35 - 44 years 242 161 (138-184) 5.8 (5.0-6.5) 44 85 (49-121) 90.3 (52.1-128.5) 10 (8-11)
45 - 54 years 136 217 (173-261) 4.9 (4.1-5.7) 18 67 (17-117) 53.5 (10.9-96.1) 11 (0-22)
≥ 55 years 22 248 (118-378) 3.2 (2.0-4.4) 3 59 (9-109) 66.1 (0-417.2) 12 (0-29)
Total women psychiatric 612 168 (151-185) 5.2 (4.7-5.6) 93 73 (53-93) 78.9 (64.1-93.7) 10 (8-12)
Total women CMD 18,026 67 (63-71) 31.5 (30.5-32.5) 635 62 (55-69) 78.5 (72.4-84.6) 10 (9-12)
  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.