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Table 1 Frequency of independent variables (vertical per cent) and incidence (horizontal per cent) of a new disability pension in 2001–2004 of inhabitants in Norway aged 30–55 years and being employed on 1 January 1995

From: Proof firm downsizing and diagnosis-specific disability pensioning in Norway

Individual predictors 1995 Females (n=665,632) Males (n=701,971)
  Frequency Incidence of DP Frequency Incidence of DP
Age     
  30-39 43.4 2.5 42.3 1.7
  40-49 39.2 6.2 39.6 4.5
  50-55 17.4 12.4 18.1 10.7
Education     
  Basic education 15.7 9.7 15.6 8.2
  Middle education 55.1 5.9 56.6 4.6
  High education 29.2 3.1 27.8 2.0
Tenure years     
  1-182 days 4.6 5.4 4.3 5.4
  182-365 days 5.7 5.3 7.0 5.1
  1-2 years 8.9 5.2 9.1 5.1
  2-4 years 11.6 5.2 10.5 4.7
  4 years 58.5 6.0 64.9 4.0
  Missing 10.7 5.4 4.1 7.8
Income per year (NOK     
  1-20,000 35.7 5.7 11.7 6.4
  20,001-100,000 24.7 5.4 9.7 4.3
  100,001-200,000 16.5 5.9 13.8 4.4
  200,001-400,000 15.4 5.9 31.6 4.3
  400,001 + 7.6 5.5 33.0 4.0
  Missing 0.2 1.7 0.2 1.8
Firm downsizing     
  No 20.3 5.9 17.5 3.9
  1-29% 48.6 5.8 50.7 4.1
  30-59% 1.3 7.0 1.6 4.8
  60-100% 3.9 4.9 4.9 3.8
  Missing 25.9 5.3 25.2 5.5
Fate in 1997     
  No downsizing 20.3 5.9 17.5 3.9
  Leavers at downsizing 31.5 5.2 36.8 3.7
  Stayers at downsizing 22.4 6.6 21.6 4.8
  Missing 25.8 7.3 24.1 7.7
All 100.0 5.7 100.0 4.4
  1. All incidence differences are statistically significant with p<0.000.