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Table 5 Description of sick leave among individuals with at least one sick-leave day due to otoaudiological diagnoses in 2005, stratified by sex and age

From: Sickness absence due to otoaudiological diagnoses; a descriptive nationwide study

  Otoaudiological diagnoses
  All Otological Hearing Vertigo Tinnitus
Women      
No. of individuals 2781 792 654 909 447
Prevalent sick-leave spells all diagnoses/individual      
  Mean/median 1.2/1.0 1.3/1.0 1.2/1.0 1.3/1.0 1.2/1.0
  Range 1-7 1-7 1-6 1-5 1-5
No. of sick-leave days all diagnoses/individual 122.5/59.0 49.5/14.0 182.3/151.0 109.8/47.0 192.0/163.0
Mean/median
No. of individuals with sick-leave spells of different durations     
  1-27 1090 563 95 377 56
  28-180 816 105 265 284 175
  181-364 394 32 158 108 103
  365 366 33 128 98 107
No. of DP 2005 307 17 149 62 81
Men      
No. of individuals 1987 534 358 567 536
Prevalent sick-leave spells all diagnoses/individual      
  Mean/median 1.2/1.0 1.2/1.0 1.3/1.0 1.2/1.0 1.2/1.0
  Range 1-11 1-5 1-4 1-11 1-5
No. of sick-leave days all diagnoses/individual      
Mean/median 122.7/59.0 38.4/14.0 171.4/151.0 104.0/42.0 195.3/181.0
No. of individuals with sick-leave spells of different durations     
  1-27 776 405 63 241 68
  28-180 570 77 124 182 190
  181-364 334 17 104 62 155
  365 244 9 57 63 115
No. of DP 2005 239 8 72 33 126
Age <50 yearsa      
No. of individuals 2125 783 306 705 340
Prevalent sick-leave spells all diagnoses/individual      
  Mean/median 1.2/1.0 1.3/1.0 1.2/1.0 1.3/1.0 1.2/1.0
  Range 1-5 1-5 1-4 1-5 1-5
No. of sick-leave days all diagnoses/individual      
Mean/median 96.7/31.0 40.2/13.0 154.6/120.0 96.3/35.0 177.5/150.0
No. of individuals with sick-leave spells of different durations     
  1-27 1048 593 78 326 52
  28-180 530 94 107 207 126
  181-364 236 25 68 67 80
  365 208 19 47 69 73
No. of DP 2005 125 9 47 29 40
Age ≥50 yearsa      
No. of individuals 2643 543 706 771 643
Prevalent sick-leave spells all diagnoses/individual      
  Mean/median 1.2/1.0 1.3/1.0 1.2/1.0 1.2/1.0 1.2/1.0
  Range 1-11 1-7 1-6 1-11 1-5
No. of sick-leave days all diagnoses/individual      
Mean/median 143.3/90.0 52.0/15.0 188.8/167.0 117.8/57.0 202.4/194.0
No. of individuals with sick-leave spells of different durations     
  1-27 818 375 80 292 72
  28-180 856 88 282 259 239
  181-364 492 24 194 103 178
  365 402 23 138 92 149
No. of DP 2005 421 16 174 66 167
  1. Note: sick-leave spells with ≤6 days in between have been merged. DP, Disability pension.
  2. a Mean age “all” 49.