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Table 2 Descriptive statistics. Description of selected covariates collected from questionnaires to the multi-center cohort and Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) data (n=1145)

From: Causal inference in multi-state models–sickness absence and work for 1145 participants after work rehabilitation

Characteristic Total number (%)
  or mean (sd)
Age 45.7 (9.1)
Gender  
Female 798 (70 %)
Male 347 (30 %)
Marital status  
Not married 345 (30 %)
Married 716 (63 %)
Not answered 84 (7 %)
College or university education  
No 743 (65 %)
Yes 309 (27 %)
Not answered 93 (8 %)
Type of work  
Manual labour 222 (19 %)
Office or administration 174 (15 %)
Educational 142 (12 %)
Health and social services 247 (22 %)
Service work 165 (14 %)
Not answered 195 (17 %)
Income above NOK 300’  
No 641 (56 %)
Yes 379 (33 %)
Not answered 125 (11 %)
Cooperation agreement on a more inclusive working life  
No or do not know 285 (25 %)
Yes 635 (55 %)
Not answered 225 (20 %)
Working ability score when entering rehab  
Score 1-3 (high to medium ability) 435 (38 %)
Score 4 438 (38 %)
Score 5 (low ability) 272 (24 %)
Diagnosis group at baseline  
Musculoskeletal 682 (60 %)
Mental 232 (20 %)
Other 231 (20 %)
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