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Table 2 Distribution of socio-demographics, categorised sick leave and number of spells in total sick leave and spell patterns

From: Are environmental characteristics in the municipal eldercare, more closely associated with frequent short sick leave spells among employees than with total sick leave: a cross-sectional study

  Total sick leave Spell patterns
  0-14 days >14 days 0-2 short spells 3-9 short spells 2-13 mixed spells 1-3 long spells
  n (%) / mean (sd) n (%)
  N = 1,909 N = 625 N = 1,378 N = 490 N = 515 N = 151
Age       
  = < 40 years 332 (72) 130 (28) 213 (46) 118 (26) 102 (22) 29 (6)
  >40 years 1,577 (76) 495 (24) 1,165 (56) 372 (18) 413 (20) 122 (6)
Gender       
  Female 1,825 (75) 608 (25) 1,315 (54) 470 (19) 500 (21) 148 (6)
  Male 84 (83) 17 (17) 63 (62) 20 (20) 15 (15) 3 (3)
Occupation       
  Administration 50 (83) 10 (17) 44 (73) 6 (10) 6 (10) 4 (7)
  Manager 177 (87) 26 (13) 160 (79) 16 (8) 17 (8) 10 (5)
 Therapist/nurse 360 (82) 81 (18) 274 (62) 69 (16) 73 (17) 25 (6)
 Home care 1,216 (72) 471(28) 814 (48) 382 (23) 391 (23) 100 (6)
  Non-care 106 (74) 37 (26) 86 (60) 17 (12) 28 (20) 12 (8)
Categorised sick leave       
  0 days    536 (100) Not available Not available Not available
  1–14 days    842 (61) 435 (32) 64 (5) 32 (2)
  15–56 days    Not available 55 (13) 327 (78) 40 (10)
  More than 57 days    Not available 0 (0) 124 (61) 79 (39)
Total number of spells 1.58 (1.5) 3.63 (1.9)