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Table 3 Characteristics of four subgroups of severely disabled claimants and of the other claimants

From: The identification of job opportunities for severely disabled sick-listed employees

  Subgroup of claimants (a)
Characteristics of the claimant Physical Auton. Psych. Hand Other
Sex:      
Male 38% 53% 36% 49% 47%
Female 62% 47% 64% 51% 53%
Age group:      
< 25 years 2% 3% 4% 3% 2%
25 - 35 years 11% 28% 22% 17% 16%
35 - 45 years 24% 30% 33% 30% 26%
45 - 55 years 34% 25% 28% 29% 32%
> = 55 years 29% 14% 13% 22% 24%
Educational level:      
Primary education 25% 40% 29% 29% 31%
Lower secundary education 35% 16% 31% 33% 33%
Medium secundary education 31% 27% 30% 32% 27%
Higher or university education 10% 17% 11% 5% 10%
Total number of claimants 371 118 335 230 49,877
  1. (a) Subgroup of claimants, disabled in:
  2. Physical: general physical abilities
  3. Auton.: autonomous and independent task performance
  4. Psych.: psychological abilities
  5. Hand: manual skills and grip strength
  6. Other: All claimants not belonging to the four above-mentioned subgroups