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Table 1 Study population characteristics, response rate, number and proportion in clinical settings having sickness-certification consultations.

From: Sickness-certification practice in different clinical settings; a survey of all physicians in a country

  Study
population
(N)
Responders
(n, %)
Responders having
sickness-certification
consultations at least a
few times a year (n, %)
All 36898 22349 60.6 15057 67.4
Women 15946 10085 63.2 6946 68.9
Men 20936 12259 58.6 8110 66.2
Missing information 16 5 31.3 1 20.0
24-44 year 14462 8349 57.7 6172 73.9
45-64 year 19898 12110 60.9 8038 66.4
65+ year 2538 1890 74.5 847 44.8
Specialist 26242 16300 62.1 10607 65.1
Non-specialist 10656 6049 56.8 4450 73.6
Clinical settings1      
Primary health care (PHC)   4394   4278 97.4
Internal medicine   2121   1963 92.5
Child and adolescent care   1665   409 24.6
Surgery   1562   1376 88.1
Psychiatry   1284   1142 88.9
Gynaecology   1070   930 86.9
Administration   1055   103 9.8
Orthopaedic   939   898 95.6
Occupational health service   500   482 96.4
Ophthalmology   489   358 73.2
Ear, nose, and throat   486   445 91.6
Geriatrics   458   121 26.4
Infectious diseases   342   331 97.0
Oncology   348   334 96.0
Dermatology   265   208 78.5
Neurology   259   244 94.2
Rheumatology   193   191 99.0
Rehabilitation   190   177 93.2
Pain management   112   85 75.9
Other   3184   880 27.6
Do not work in a clinic   709   46 6.5
Missing   724   56 7.7
  1. 1Information about response rate in different clinics is not available.