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Table 1 Client characteristics: available background variables and outcome measures for all clients in the analysis* (n = 83755)

From: Inter-doctor variations in the assessment of functional incapacities by insurance physicians

Client characteristic Class  
Gender   
   (background) Man(= 1)(ref) 44.4%
  Woman (= 2) 55.6%
Age   
   (background) 15-24 years 2.6%
  25-34 years 19.3%
  35-44 years 36.1%
  45-54 years 32.4%
  ≥ 55 years 9.6%
  Mean (sd) median age (years) 42.5 (9.1) 43.0
Statutory regime   
   (background) WAO (= 1) (ref) 26.8%
  HERBO (= 2) 47.5%
  WIA (= 3) 25.7%
Sector of Occupation   
   (background) Agriculture/Fishery/Foods (= 1) 4.4%
  Construction (= 2) 6.3%
  Industry (= 3) 9.1%
  Retail/Wholesale (= 4) 9.4%
  Transport (= 5) 3.3%
  Financial Services(= 6) 6.1%
  Employment Agencies (= 7) 5.5%
  Health and Care(= 8) 14.1%
  Education(= 9) 3.0%
  Other Governmental (= 10) 4.8%
  Other company/profession (= 11) (ref) 34.2%
Diagnosis   
   (background) Cardiovascular (= 1)(ref) 5.1%
  Musculoskeletal (= 2) 32.2%
  Mental (= 3) 34.3%
  Other(= 4) 28.5%
Objectification of Complaints   
   (background) Yes (= 0) (ref) 48.1%
  No (= 1) 51.9%
No Sustainable Capacities Left Extended   
   (outcome measure) No (= 0) (ref) 65.0%
  Yes (= 1) 35.0%
Maximum Work Disability Class   
   (outcome measure) < 80% (= 0) (ref) 57.2%
  80 - 100% (= 1) 42.8%
  1. * Variables of which we present the mean, the standard deviation and the median are continuous and (approximately) normally distributed; the other variables are categorical; ref = reference category.