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Table 1 Verifiability of diagnostic categories and work ability, and occurrence of diagnostic categories warranting disability pension awards

From: Verifiability of diagnostic categories and work ability in the context of disability pension award: A survey on "gatekeeping" among general practitioners in Norway

Diagnostic categories descending by verifiability of diagnostic categories Diagnostic categories † mean (SD) Work ability ‡ mean (SD) Occurrence *
Unspecified rheumatism/myalgia 1.7 (0.95) 1.4 (0.98) 6.1
Dorsopathies 2.4 (0.84) 1.9 (0.87) 14.2
Neurotic disorders and disorders of adult personality and behaviour 2.5 (0.84) 2.2 (0.81) 15.1
Mental and behavioural disorders due to psychoactive substance use 2.7 (1.05) 2.3 (0.97) 1.7
Mood [affective] disorders 2.9 (1.07) 2.5 (0.96) 4.8
Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes 3.7 (1.06) 2.8 (1.04) 4.9
Organic mental disorders/schizophrenic and delusional disorders 3.8 (1.03) 3.5 (0.99) 4.3
Diseases of the nervous system 4.0 (0.76) 3.3 (0.77) 6.5
Arthrosis 4.0 (0.87) 2.9 (0.98) 4.1
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue 4.1 (0.82) 2.9 (1.13) 1.6
Diseases of the eye and adnexa 4.2 (0.74) 3.5 (0.97) 1.4
Rheumatoid arthritis 4.2 (0.77) 3.3 (0.93) 2.3
Mental retardation 4.3 (0.79) 3.9 (0.82) 4.1
Cerebrovascular diseases 4.3 (0.68) 3.6 (0.97) 2.0
Ischaemic heart diseases 4.4 (0.68) 3.4 (0.94) 2.8
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 4.7 (0.62) 4.0 (0.87) 2.0
Neoplasms 4.8 (0.45) 3.4 (0.98) 2.4
  1. † Verifiability of diagnostic categories as reported in survey. Range 0 (low) to 5 (high)
  2. ‡ Verifiability of work ability as reported in survey. Range 0 (low) to 5 (high)
  3. * Percentage of diagnostic categories warranting disability awards in 2004 according to official statistics (regardless of year of award)