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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study sample

From: Job demands and decision control predicted return to work: the rapid-RTW cohort study

Characteristic Category n a %
Gender Male 131 22.1
Female 332 55.9
Marital status Married/registered partner 214 36
Cohabiting 93 15.7
Unmarried 82 13.8
Divorced 58 9.8
Separated 8 1.3
Widowed 5 .8
Educational level Elementary school (up to 9 years) 50 8.4
Upper secondary school (12 years) 207 34.8
University degree (up to 4 years) 138 23.2
More than 4 years of university education 55 9.3
Diagnoses Musculoskeletal 316 53.2
Psychiatric 116 19.5
Unspecified 41 6.9
Cancer/tumours 41 6.9
Nervous system 22 3.7
Others 50 8.4
Sector Private sector 215 36.2
Public- Municipal level 144 24.2
Public- Regional and governmental level 55 9.3
Private- Publically financed sector 20 3.4
Self-employed 7 1.2
  1. aAll predictors could not be assessed for every subject due to missing values