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Table 1 Descriptive statistic

From: Leading during change: the effects of leader behavior on sickness absence in a Norwegian health trust

  Total Div 1 Div 5 Div 2 Div 3 Div 4
mean (SD) / % mean (SD) / % mean (SD) / % mean (SD) / % mean (SD) / % mean (SD) / %
Number of departments 17 10 7 6 6 6
Number of employees 2539 694 297 239 126 1183
Response rate 40% 37% 41% 51% 51% 38%
Female 86% 76% 76% 86% 83% 95%
Age 43.8 (11) 45.2 (10) 42.7 (11) 45.1 (10) 44.3 (11) 42.9 (11)
Employed full time 62% 67% 65% 74% 77% 53%
Employed 70–99% 27% 25% 20% 20% 17% 34%
Employed <70% 11% 8% 16% 6% 6% 13%
Nurse/midwife 45% 55% 22% 1% 2% 64%
Doctor 14% 22% 43% 17% 17% 0%
Assistant Nurse 9% 5% 5% 0% 9% 14%
Engineer 9% 0% 6% 61% 6% 0%
Radiographer 2% 0% 0% 0% 36% 0%
Managerial responsibilities 10% 12% 13% 13% 14% 7%
Sickness absence       
Absence time 1 6.4 (3.8) 6.9 (3.3) 4.2 (4.4) 4.5 (1.8) 7.2 (5.1) 9.1 (2.4)
 Self-certified 0.8 (0.4) 0.8 (0.2) 0.4 (0.3) 0.9 (0.5) 1.0 (0.4) 1.1 (0.2)
 Short medical certified 0.9 (0.7) 0.7 (0.5) 0.5 (0.5) 0.8 (0.6) 1.2 (1.3) 1.4 (0.3)
 Long medical certified 4.7 (3.1) 5.4 (2.7) 3.3 (4.0) 2.8 (1.0) 5.0 (3.9) 6.6 (2.2)
Absence time 2 6.8 (4.0) 6.2 (3.1) 4.3 (3.9) 6.4 (3.3) 8.5 (5.6) 9.1 (3.2)
 Self-certified 1.0 (0.5) 0.9 (0.5) 0.8 (0.3) 1.0 (0.5) 1.4 (0.5) 1.2 (0.4)
 Short medical certified 0.9 (0.5) 0.8 (0.4) 0.6 (0.4) 0.8 (0.4) 0.9 (0.6) 1.5 (0.4)
 Long medical certified 4.8 (3.5) 4.5 (2.4) 3.0 (3.5) 4.6 (3.2) 6.2 (5.6) 6.4 (2.5)