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Table 1 Baseline characteristics, 2005

From: Sickness absence and disability pension due to otoaudiological diagnoses: risk of premature death – a nationwide prospective cohort study

   Sick leave Disability pension
    Sick leave due to otoaudiological diagnoses   Disability pension due to otoaudiological diagnoses
  Reference groupa Other diagnoses All Otologicalb Hearingc Vertigod Tinnituse Other diagnoses All Otologicalb Hearingc Vertigod Tinnituse
N 4 099 925 701 913 5 319 1 407 1 186 1 629 1 130 479 178 12 549 835 6 738 2 092 5 267
Women (%) 46.12 61.87 59.90 60.55 66.3 63.54 47.43 60.05 59.58 67.66 61.22 66.59 52.31
Age (years) 40.7 44.8 49.6 45.4 53.0 49.2 52.0 52.3 52.9 52.3 51.4 54.8 55.0
Education >12y (%) 37.06 26.73 32.25 26.11 45.35 29.94 42.23 12.57 25.14 21.93 23.85 24.89 29.67
Larger cities (%) 38.19 34.71 35.90 37.79 29.58 36.71 33.47 32.41 32.92 42.88 35.00 29.90 30.95
Not born in Sweden (%) 14.28 14.72 14.63 17.68 11.12 12.84 12.04 17.70 17.02 21.34 18.16 14.08 13.96
Married or cohabitant (%) 54.14 56.50 59.14 57.95 54.70 62.89 56.49 34.75 45.34 38.25 41.63 55.43 52.62
Days hospitalized 2000-2005 1.4 6.2 3.6 3.9 3.7 4.0 2.2 28.6 5.2 7.6 5.6 5.4 5.2
Specialized outpatient clinics 2000-2005             
 Circulatory 1.7 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0. 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.0
 Cancer 1.7 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.1 2.1
  1. Note: All values other than for age and sex have been directly standardized according to the age distribution of the cohort. A number of individuals were included in more than one category.
  2. aThe reference group includes individuals without prevalent or incident sick leave or disability pension during 2005.
  3. bICD10: H60-H75, H80, H92, H94, H95.
  4. cH83, H90, H91.
  5. dH81, H82.
  6. eH93.