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Table 4 Prevalence (percentage) of additional outcomes and distribution of explanatory variables in three groups of people with paid employment and no self-reported reduced working capacity due to a longstanding illness: 0–28, 29–90, and >90 SA days.

From: Sickness absence poses a threat to the Swedish Welfare State: a cross-sectional study of sickness absence and self-reported illness

   No self-reported reduced working capacity due to a longstanding illness
  Categories and levels Number of SA days
   0–28 29–90 >90
Number of persons   17,762 806 374
Additional outcomes     
Psychosomatic complaints   16.0 23.6 28.7
Anxiety   11.7 17.2 22.9
Poor self-reported health status   8.3 17.7 29.7
Any additional outcome*   27.0 38.8 52.9
Distribution of explanatory variables     
Sex Female   66.0 64.5
  Male   34.0 35.5
Age 25–34   30.9 21.6
  35–44   24.2 21.5
  45–54   27.6 30.2
  55–64   17.2 26.8
Occupational status Unskilled manual workers   31.3 27.5
  Skilled manual workers   22.1 19.6
  Lower-level employees   13.9 17.4
  Middle-level employees and professionals   32.7 35.5
Employment Part-time   27.4 24.8
  Full-time   72.6 75.2
Quality of physical Working Environment Poor   33.6 33.6
  Good   66.4 66.4
Presence of stress at Work Yes   39.6 47.0
  No   60.4 53.0
Work-related social Support Poor   7.4 9.8
  Good   92.6 90.2
Corresponding number of persons in Swedish population Estimated (N) 2,647,000 119,000 55,000
  1. * Any additional outcome = presence of one or more of the following: psychosomatic complaints, anxiety, or poor self-reported health status.