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Table 1 Mean (95% CI) values of self-perceived physical and mental health and risk for disability pension due to musculoskeletal disorders across baseline characteristics

From: Physical health-related quality of life predicts disability pension due to musculoskeletal disorders: seven years follow-up of the Hordaland Health Study Cohort

  Disability pension
  Total PCS MCS    Adjusted for gender and age
  N % Mean 95% CI Mean 95% CI N % HR 95% CI
HRQOL*, PCS           
Quartiles 3 and 4 (good health) 7357 44.8 55.6 55.6–55.7 50.3 50.1–50.5 13 0.2 1.0  
Quartile 2 3737 22.8 51.6 51.5–51.6 51.3 51.1–51.6 21 0.6 3.3 1.7– 6.6
Quartile 1 (poor health) 3697 22.5 40.5 40.3–40.8 49.3 49.0–49.6 150 4.1 22.1 12.5–39.0
Missing 1631 9.9      30 1.8 9.7 5.0–18.5
HRQOL*, MCS           
Quartiles 3 and 4 (good health) 7162 43.6 51.0 50.9–51.2 56.3 56.3–56.4 69 1.0 1.0  
Quartile 2 3953 24.1 50.9 50.6–51.1 50.9 50.8–50.9 44 1.1 1.1 0.8–1.6
Quartile 1 (poor health) 3676 22.4 50.4 50.2–50.7 38.0 37.8–38.3 71 1.9 1.8 1.3–2.6
Missing 1631 9.9      30 1.8 1.7 1.1–2.6
Gender           
Men 7934 48.3 51.3 51.1–51.4 51.0 50.8–51.2 47 0.6 1.0  
Women 8488 51.7 50.4 50.2–50.6 49.6 49.4–49.8 167 2.0 3.3 2.4–4.6
Education           
University/university college ≥ 4 y. 2837 17.4 52.1 51.9–52.4 49.8 49.5–50.1 10 0.4 1.0  
University/university college < 4 y. 3202 19.6 51.7 51.5–51.9 50.0 49.7–50.3 19 0.6 1.7 0.8–3.6
Secondary high school 1638 10.0 51.1 50.8–51.5 50.1 49.7–50.5 18 1.1 3.0 1.4–6.5
Vocational school 5954 36.5 50.5 50.3–50.7 50.9 50.6–51.1 92 1.5 4.3 2.2–8.2
Primary school (Grades 1–9) 2686 16.5 49.0 48.6–49.3 50.1 49.7–50.5 73 2.7 7.1 3.7–13.8
Occupational class           
Administrative and professionals 5527 33.7 51.9 51.7–52.0 50.5 50.3–50.7 27 0.5 1.0  
Routine non-manual 5295 32.3 50.9 50.7–51.1 49.8 49.5–50.0 69 1.3 1.7 1.1–2.7
Skilled manual 3579 21.8 50.2 49.9–50.4 50.8 50.5–51.0 63 1.8 3.2 2.0–5.0
Unskilled manual 1433 8.7 48.3 47.9–48.8 50.2 49.7–50.7 49 3.4 5.7 3.5–9.1
Primary industry 576 3.5 50.6 50.0–51.2 50.5 49.7–51.2 6 1.0 2.2 0.9–5.3
Smoking           
Never smoker 6103 37.2 51.3 51.2–51.5 50.8 50.6–51.0 51 0.8 1.0  
Former smoker 4555 27.8 51.1 50.9–51.3 50.7 50.5–51.0 46 1.0 1.2 0.8–1.8
Current smoker 5721 34.9 50.1 50.0–50.3 49.4 49.2–49.7 117 2.0 2.5 1.8– 3.4
Physical activity per week           
≥ 3 hours 2261 13.8 52.2 51.9–52.5 51.6 51.2–51.9 21 0.9 1.0  
1–2 hours 4700 28.6 51.5 51.3–51.7 50.8 50.5–51.0 31 0.7 0.6 0.4–1.1
< 1 hour 4515 27.5 50.9 50.7–51.1 50.0 49.7–50.3 47 1.0 1.0 0.6–1.7
Zero hours 4946 30.1 49.4 49.2–49.7 49.5 49.3–49.8 115 2.3 2.0 1.3–3.2
BMI           
Normal weight 18,5–24.9 8434 51.4 51.3 51.1–51.4 50.0 49.8–50.1 112 1.3 1.0  
Overweight 25-30 6260 38.2 50.8 50.6–51.0 50.7 50.5–50.9 63 1.0 1.0 0.7–1.3
Obese >30 1705 10.4 48.8 48.4–49.2 50.5 50.1–51.0 36 2.1 1.9 1.3–2.8
Musculoskeletal pain sites           
0 9434 57.4 53.6 53.5–53.6 51.3 51.1–51.5 21 0.2 1.0  
1 1571 9.6 50.4 50.0–50.7 50.8 50.3–51.2 19 1.2 5.6 3.0–10.4
2 1587 9.7 48.9 48.5–49.3 49.8 49.3–50.3 17 1.1 4.6 2.4–8.8
≥3 3830 23.3 45.0 44.7–45.3 47.8 47.5–48.2 157 4.1 16.7 10.6–26.4
  1. *Health-related quality of life.
  2. Physical Component Summary.
  3. Mental Component Summary.