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Table 2 Short-term sick leave (STSL) in 2002, number and percentage of the outcomes, in 2006–2007

From: Short-term sick leave and future risk of sickness absence and unemployment - the impact of health status

Short term sick leave (STSL) in 2002 Outcome measures
Sick leave more than 30 days in 2007 Disability pension in 2007 Unemployment in 2006 ≤180 days Unemployment in 2006 >180 days
n % p-value* n % p-value* n % p-value* n % p-value*
High STSL (> 1 spell) n=1824 160 8.8 <0.0001 17 0.9 0.2377 94 5.2 <.0001 11 0.6 0.1063
Low STSL (1 spell) n=3125 197 6.3   29 0.9   103 3.3   38 1.2  
No STSL n=4895 225 4.6   63 1.3   146 3.0   54 1.1  
Missing 0    0    127    0   
  1. *P-value for Chi-square tests.