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Table 1 Proportion of respondents with high or low self-rated health and diagnosed disease; their age groups, self-estimated retirement age, gender and occupation

From: How are self-rated health and diagnosed disease related to early or deferred retirement? A cross-sectional study of employees aged 55-64

  High self-rated health Low self-rated health No diagnosed disease Diagnosed disease
Median age in the group 58 years 59 years 58 years 59 years
55–59 years of age (n = 1060) 69 % 31 % 58 % 42 %
60–64 years of age (n = 696) 65 % 35 % 52 % 48 %
Genderα Women (n = 1486) 67 % 33 % 56 % 44 %
Men (n = 263) 71 % 29 % 58 % 42 %
Occupationα Physician (n = 294) 67 % 33 % 55 % 45 %
Nurse (n = 362) 69 % 31 % 59 % 41 %
Nursing assistant (n = 273) 70 % 30 % 56 % 44 %
Physiotherapist (n = 118) 68 % 32 % 54 % 46 %
Occupational therapist (n = 49) 65 % 38 % 74 % 26 %
Welfare officer (n = 116) 62 % 38 % 62 % 38 %
Psychologist (n = 75) 67 % 33 % 63 % 37 %
Psychiatric nursing assistant (n = 82) 54 % 46 % 45 % 55 %
Medical secretary (n = 342) 69 % 31 % 55 % 45 %
Non-defined occupation (n = 42) 69 % 31 % 38 % 62 %