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Table 3 Proportion reporting each chronic disease group among the newly sick-listed and the general population #

From: Cumulative incidence of sickness absence and disease burden among the newly sick-listed, a cross-sectional population-based study

  Men Women
  Newly sick listed n = 1 073 % (95% C.I) General population n = 1 730 % (95% C.I) Difference % (95% C.I.) Newly sick listed n = 2 131 % (95% C.I) General population n = 2 145 % (95% C.I) Difference % (95% C.I.)
Neoplastic disease 3.2 (2.1–4.2) 0.7 (0.3–1.1) 0.03 (0.01–0.04)* 4.1 (3.2-4.9) 0.9 (0.5–1.3) 0.03 (0.02–0.04)*
Endocrine 5.5 (4.1–6.9) 3.2 (2.4–4.1) 0.02 (0.01–0.04)* 8.2 (7.0–9.3) 5.2 (4.2–6.1) 0.03 (0.02–0.04)*
Psychiatric 8.4 (6.7–10.0) 4.1 (3.2–5.0) 0.04 (0.02–0.06)* 11.4 (10.0–12.8) 6.9 (5.8–8.0) 0.05 (0.03–0.06)*
Neurologic 4.1 (2.9–5.3) 2.4 (1.7–3.2) 0.02 (0.00–0.03) 4.3 (3.5–5.2) 3.3 (2.5–4.0) 0.01 (0.00–0.02)
Cardiovascular 16.8 (14.5–19.0) 9.8 (8.4–11.2) 0.07 (0.04–0.10)* 10.5 (9.2–11.8) 7.4 (6.3–8.5) 0.03 (0.01–0.05)*
Pulmonary 10.4 (8.6–12.3) 11.0 (9.6–12.5) −0.01 (−0.03–0.02) 13.8 (12.3–15.3) 13.1 (11.7–14.5) 0.01 (−0.01–0.03)
Gastrointestinal 12.6 (10.6–14.6) 7.6 (6.3–8.8) 0.05 (0.03–0.07)* 15.4 (13.9–17.0) 12.1 (10.7–13.5) 0.03 (0.01–0.05)*
Skin and allergic 8.1 (6.5–9.7) 7.0 (5.8–8.2) 0.01 (−0.01–0.03) 10.5 (9.2–11.8) 10.7 (9.4–12.0) 0.00 (−0.02–0.02)
Musculoskeletal 21.5 (19.1–24.0) 14.4 (12.8–16.1) 0.07 (0.04–0.10)* 29.1 (27.2–31.0) 20.0 (18.4–21.7) 0.09 (0.07–0.12)*
Rheumatic 2.8 (1.8–3.8) 1.4 (0.8–2.0) 0.01 (0.00–0.03) 6.5 (5.5–7.6) 3.9 (3.1–4.7) 0.03 (0.01–0.04)*
Gynaecologic   5.0 (4.1–5.9) 3.9 (3.1–4.6) 0.01 (0.00–0.02)
Other 5.2 (3.9–6.5) 2.8 (2.0–3.5) 0.02 (0.01–0.04)* 3.3 (2.6–4.1) 2.6 (1.9–3.2) 0.01 (0.00–0.02)
No Disease 33.2 (30.4–36.0) 54.2 (51.8–56.5) −0.21 (−0.25– -0.17)* 29.1 (27.2–31.1) 45.7 (43.6–47.8) −0.17 (−0.19– -0.14)*
One chronic disease 44.7 (41.8–47.7) 32.6 (30.4–34.8) 0.12 (0.08–0.16)* 37.8 (35.8–39.9) 32.3 (30.3–34.3) 0.06 (0.03–0.08)*
More than one chronic disease 22.1 (19.6–24.6) 13.2 (11.6–14.8) 0.09 (0.06–0.12)* 33.0 (31.0–35.0) 22.0 (20.3–23.8) 0.11 (0.08–0.14)*
  1. #Numbers are percentages with 95% confidence intervals in brackets. Significant difference between the two samples is marked with an asterisk (*).