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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the sample

From: Depression- and anxiety-related sick leave and the risk of permanent disability and mortality in the working population in Germany: a cohort study

Variable Value
Observed number 128,001 (all employed persons)
Mean observation period 2350 days (6.4 years)
Gender Male 85,502 66.8%
Female 42,499 33.2%
Education General school certificate (9 years of schooling) 40,498 31.6%
Intermediate secondary school certificate (10 yrs of schooling) 52,208 40.8%
Qualifying high school degree (13 years of schooling) 2,786 2.2%
University degree 1,090 0.9%
Not known 29,271 22.9%
Occupation Occupations with little or no qualification 57,097 57.9%
Qualified manual occupations, skilled workers 28,778 29.1%
Qualified white-collar occupations 11,700 11.9%
Middle-management and management positions 1,155 1.2%
Not known 29,271 22.9%
Age at first work incapacity with study diagnosis 39.7 years (n = 4,611)
Age at first inpatient treatment with study diagnosis 38.3 years (n = 840)
Age at early mortality 54.8 years (n = 3,284)
Age at early retirement 49.8 years (n = 5,282)