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Table 5 Hazards ratios in strata of potential confounders. Age adjusted mortality hazards ratios (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (95%CI) among women and men on disability pension versus their referents in strata of potential confounders and other effect modifying variables

From: The prognosis for individuals on disability retirement An 18-year mortality follow-up study of 6887 men and women sampled from the general population

  Women Men
  Fatalities1). HR 95%CI Fatalities1). HR 95%CI
Non-responders 51/38 2.69 1.69–4.29 16/26 2.82 1.35–5.88
Retirement status at baseline only 58/169 2.76 2.04–3.74 51/247 2.36 1.73–3.22
Follow-up until 65 yrs 53/50 3.49 2.23–5.48 98/108 4.94 3.58–6.81
Follow-up from 65 yrs 88/86 2.57 1.86–3.55 57/44 2.13 1.36–3.36
Extent of disability pension       
   25–50% 8/99 1.63 0.78–3.40 12/144 2.23 1.20–4.16
   67–75% 3/99 2.86 0.91–9.06 2/144 2.53 0.61–10.44
   100% 117/99 3.01 2.24–4.05 140/144 3.83 2.90–5.06
Increase of extent 94/99 2.60 1.89–3.58 118/144 3.45 2.54–4.68
Married 90/71 2.77 1.97–3.91 62/83 2.87 1.93–4.26
Not married 38/28 2.86 1.69–4.82 46/20 6.54 3.62–11.81
Compulsory education only 91/65 2.32 1.65–3.26 71/35 5.24 3.28–8.37
More than compulsory education. 35/34 4.02 2.34–6.90 37/67 3.10 1.92–5.00
Smokers 62/47 2.26 1.48–3.43 100/61 3.36 2.30–4.93
Non-smokers 66/52 2.96 1.99–4.39 52/80 2.79 1.84–4.25
Reason for disability pension       
   Musculoskeletal 40/99 1.74 1.18–2.57 42/144 2.08 1.41–3.09
   Psychiatric 28/99 3.53 2.28–5.46 35/144 3.76 2.55–5.54
   Cardiovascular 15/99 3.78 2.16–6.62 22/144 3.65 2.22–6.00
   Neurological 6/99 2.34 1.02–5.37 10/144 3.81 1.94–7.46
   All other causes 41/99 3.60 2.42–5.37 45/144 5.75 3.89–8.52
Age at first disability pension decision       
   16–34 1/99 3.60 0.49–26.27 3/144 7.82 2.44–25.05
   35–44 18/99 8.14 4.85–13.67 17/144 4.81 2.91–7.96
   45–54 33/99 2.71 1.82–4.03 62/144 4.17 3.05–5.70
   55–64 76/99 2.21 1.56–3.12 72/144 2.51 1.71–3.68
  1. 1) Number of fatalities among retired and non-retired subjects