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Table 3 Distribution of belonging to the sick-listed sample or the randomized general working population for different socioeconomic groups.

From: Can work ability explain the social gradient in sickness absence: a study of a general population in Sweden

  Women
n = 3505
Men
n = 2216
Socioeconomic status Newly sick-listed sample
n = 2004
Randomized working population sample
n = 1501
Newly sick-listed sample
n = 1002
Randomized working population sample
n = 1214
Higher non-manual 49 (227) 51 (234) 29 (106)* 71 (257)
Intermediate non-manual 55 (550)* 45 (447) 35 (158)* 65 (290)
Lower non-manual 52 (291) 48 (265) 39 (67)* 61 (106)
Skilled manual 63 (425)* 37 (252) 54 (288) 46 (249)
Non-skilled manual 63 (511)* 37 (303) 55 (383)* 45 (312)
  1. Presented for women and men separately, % (n)
  2. *Statistically significant difference (p < 0.05), between the sick-listed sample and the randomized working population sample