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Table 1 Medical diseases categorized according to being considered life-threatening or not 1

From: A prospective cohort study of disability pension due to mental diagnoses: the importance of health factors and behaviors

Very life-threatening Somewhat life-threatening Not at all life-threatening
Angina pectoris Allergies and Asthma Back disorders
Cancer Cardiac arrhythmia Cataract
Cardiac insufficiency Cardiac murmur Dizziness
Heart attack Chronic bronchitis Eczema
Multiple sclerosis Diabetes Gall disorders
Stroke Dyslipedimia Glaucoma
Thrombosis in leg Emphysema Gout
Epilepsy Knee and hip disorders
Goiter disorders Migraine
Hay fever Neck and shoulder disorders
High blood pressure Other eye disorders
Kidney disease Psoriasis
Liver disease Sciatica
Mental complaints Scoliosis
Osteoporosis Stomach and intestinal disorders
  Parkinson's disease Urinary tract disorders
Physical disability
Polio
Prostate complaints
Rheumatoid arthritis
SLE (Lupus)
Tuberculosis
Vascular spasms in legs
  1. 1Based on the categorizations made by Gold et al. [69], modified by Svedberg et al. [64].