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Table 1 Characteristics of the population of claimants having a List of Functional Abilities in the CAMS computer system under two successive disability pension legislations.

From: The dimensional structure of the functional abilities in cases of long-term sickness absence

Characteristics of the claimant Disability pension legislation WIA/time period 2005-2007 (N = 50,931) Disability pension legislation WAO/time period 2003-2005 (N = 80,968)
Sex:   
Male 47% 45%
Female 53% 55%
Age group:   
< 25 years 2% 5%
25 - 35 years 16% 21%
35 - 45 years 26% 28%
45 - 55 years 32% 31%
>= 55 years 24% 14%
Educational level:   
primary education 30% 27%
lower secondary education 33% 31%
medium secondary education 27% 30%
higher or university education 10% 12%
The ultimate result of the assessment, i.e. the percentage reduction in earning capacity:   
< 35% reduction 52% 52%
35% - 80% reduction 19% 19%
> 80% reduction 29% 29%