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Table 1 Numbers of persons included in descriptive analysis with and without disability pension during follow-up

From: Unemployment and disability pension-an 18-year follow-up study of a 40-year-old population in a Norwegian county

  N (%) Disability p (%) No Disability p (%)
Total 7,985 2,784 (34.9) 5,201 (65.1)
Men 4,097 (51.3) 1,185 (42.6) 2,912 (56.0)
Women 3,888 (48.7) 1,599 (57.4) 2,289 (44.0)
Been unemployed in follow-up 2,417 (30.3) 935 (33.6) 1,482 (28.5)
Chronic illness    
None 3,833 (48.0) 1,307 (47.0) 2,526 (48.6)
1 1,700 (21.3) 526 (18.9) 1,174 (22.6)
2 or more 2,458 (30.7) 951 (34.1) 1,501 (28.8)
Self rated health    
Fair/poor 781 (11.5) 435 (18.5) 346 (7.8)
Very good/good 6,034 (88.5) 1,921 (81.5) 4.113 (92.2)
Headache    
Never/rarely, once or several times per month 6,129 (91.4) 1,996 (86.8) 4,133 (93.8)
Once or several times per week, daily 577 (8.6) 303 (13.2) 274 (6.2)
Pain in neck or shoulder    
Never/rarely, once or several times per month 5,305 (79.9) 1,616 (70.1) 3,689 (84.5)
Once or several times per week, daily 1,335 (20.1) 663 (29.9) 672 (15.5)
Depression    
Never/rarely 4,149 (61.5) 1,293 (55.3) 2,856 (64.9)
Often/almost all the time 2,593 (38.5) 1,045 (44.7) 1,548 (35.1)
Health behaviour    
Non-smoker 2,264 (28.4) 635 (22.8) 1,629 (31.3)
Former smoker 2,063 (25.8) 660 (23.8) 1,403 (27.0)
Smoker 3,657 (45.8) 1,488 (53.5) 2,169 (41.7)
Non-drinker 2,570 (40.9) 916 (43.0) 1,654 (39.9)
Drinking up to 1-2 times per month 3,439 (54.8) 1109 (52.0) 2,330 (56.2)
Drinking more than once a week/daily 267 (4.3) 106 (5.0) 161 (3.9)
Educational level    
College/university 1,432 (18.1) 296 (10.7) 1,136 (22.2)
High school 4,106 (52.1) 1,392 (50.3) 2,714 (53.0)
Primary school 2,349 (29.8) 1,077 (39.0) 1,272 (24.8)