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Table 3 Distribution of percentage with reported long term illnesses and complaints during the last twelve months.

From: Sickness absence and self-reported health a population-based study of 43,600 individuals in central Sweden

  Women Men
Illnesses/Complaints Gr 1 Gr 2 Gr 3 Gr 4 Gr 1 Gr 2 Gr 3 Gr 4
Cardiovascular disease 0.8 1.4 4.0 4.8 2.1 2.3 9.4 9.2
Hypertension 9.6 10.6 16.8 16.9 9.7 10.2 22.4 27.7
Diabetes 1.9 1.8 4.3 4.7 3.0 2.2 5.5 6.8
Thyroid disorder 4.8 5.3 9.3 11.0 1.1 .8 1.9 3.7
Asthma 5.9 8.5 14.5 12.0 4.6 7.5 7.0 6.9
Allergic rhinoconjunctivitis 18.8 25.0 25.6 25.1 18.9 23.5 19.9 20.3
Food allergy and intolerance 7.4 8.8 9.8 10.0 4.2 5.0 5.4 6.7
Eczema 12.2 16.3 17.5 18.8 9.1 11.0 10.4 14.9
Other skin disease 4.7 6.4 6.1 6.9 6.0 6.9 6.6 9.2
Nickel allergy 11.5 13.6 19.3 15.2 1.7 2.3 2.5 0.0
Depression 6.3 10.4 27.1 37.4 4.5 7.4 20.6 28.3
Burn out syndrome 7.2 13.1 30.1 42.0 5.0 8.8 19.1 29.0
Cancer 0.7 0.6 2.7 8.1 0.3 0.4 4.8 4.8
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 0.4 0.4 1.1 1.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.6
Gastrointestinal disorder 7.1 9.5 16.9 14.1 5.5 9.3 21.2 12.6
Urinary incontinence 9.1 10.7 12.7 12.6 1.7 2.0 3.6 4.8
Rheumatoid arthritis 1.5 2.1 4.1 6.7 1.1 1.5 2.8 4.2
Neurological disorder 1.0 0.9 3.8 4.2 0.8 0.9 3.5 8.8
Sleep apnea syndrome 1.5 2.1 4.1 5.9 3.9 4.2 9.7 12.4
Tinnitus 7.1 8.7 15.7 12.7 13.7 15.9 18.0 22.3
Hearing disorder 7.2 10.1 10.4 14.2 16.4 18.6 25.1 25.3
Sight impairment despite glasses 1.8 2.4 3.3 3.2 2.9 3.6 6.9 5.6
Physical impairment 2.5 4.1 8.8 20.1 4.1 5.4 20.8 36.7
Psychological impairment 0.6 1.2 3.5 10.4 0.8 0.9 3.3 10.6
  1. Age-standardised and weight-calibrated.