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Table 3 Workplace-registered and self-reported sick leave days among municipal eldercare workers in a 12 month period

From: Validation of sick leave measures: self-reported sick leave and sickness benefit data from a Danish national register compared to multiple workplace-registered sick leave spells in a Danish municipality

  Workplace-registered weeks    
  0 days 0 > days = <7 7 > days = <14 14 > days < 28 28 > =days < 56 > = 56 days  
Self-reported              
Weeks n % n % n % n % n %    
0 days 342 85.3 88 9.7 9 2.4 3 1.1 3 1.9 2 1.1 447
0 > days = <7 47 11.8 711 78.1 146 38.7 37 13.5 15 9.4 14 7.5 970
7 > days = <14 6 1.5 96 10.6 179 47.5 111 40.4 19 11.9 9 4.8 420
14 > days < 28 3 0.8 10 1.1 39 10.4 102 37.1 49 30.6 12 6.4 215
28 > =days < 56 3 0.8 2 0.2 3 0.8 18 6.6 58 36.3 41 21.8 125
> = 56 days 0 0.0 3 0.3 1 0.3 4 1.5 16 10 110 58.5 134
  401   910   377   275   160   188   2311
  Any sick leave        > = 28 days > = 56 days  
Sensitivity 94.5% *        64.7%   58.5%   
Specificity 85.3%         98.3% ** 98.9% ***  
  1. Percentages in bold shows perfect agreement between self-reported and workplace-registered sick leave weeks.
  2. * (910–88) + (377–9) + (275–3) + (348–5) / (910 + 377 + 275 + 348).
  3. ** (401–3) + (910–5) + (377–4) + (275–22) / (401 + 910 + 377 + 275).
  4. *** (401–0) + (910–3) + (377–1) + (275–4) + (160–16) / (401 + 910 + 377 + 275 + 160).