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Table 1 Population characteristics

From: Health problems account for a small part of the association between socioeconomic status and disability pension award. Results from the Hordaland Health Study

  % Mean (SD)
Age 1   42.6 (1.50)
Sex (male) 45.9  
Disabiliy pension 2.1  
Educational level (years of schooling)   
   Compulsory school (9 years) 17.3  
   High school (12 years) 45.9  
   Higher education (> 12 years) 36.8  
Average symptom score anxiety (HADS-A)   4.60 (3.26)
Average symptom score depression (HADS-D)   3.19 (2.89)
Number of somatic diagnosis   0.08 (0.29)
Number of pharmacological treatments   0.08 (0.33)
Somatic symptoms   11.27 (7.88)
Body Mass Index (kg/m 2 )   25.31 (3.74)
Obesity (BMI ≥ 30) 10.6  
Self-reported fibromyalgia 5.6  
Have had lasting pain/stiffness previous year 42.0  
   Neck 23.4  
   Shoulders 25.8  
   Elbows 7.4  
   Hands/wrists 10.1  
   Chest/abdomen 4.9  
   Upper back 12.5  
   Lower back 20.8  
   Hips 11.6  
   Knees 11.0  
   Feet/ankles 8.6  
  1. 1 age at participation in the health screening