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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for the study population

From: Short sickness absence and subsequent sickness absence due to mental disorders - a follow-up study among municipal employees

  20–34 35–49
N 8027 11663
Working years 5156 10057
Women/Men % 73/27 73/27
Educational level in 2004, %
 Higher 10.4 17.1
 Upper secondary 27.3 32.1
 Lower secondary 50.7 38.5
 Basic 11.7 12.3
Short sickness absence spells in 2004. % (/working-years)
 0 40 38.9
 1 9.3 16.6
 2 10.3 13.1
 3 or more 40.4 31.4
Short sickness absence days in 2004% (/working-years)
 0 40 38.9
 1–7 25.5 33.3
 8–14 14.5 14.1
 15–29 12.6 9.7
  ≥ 30 7.4 4.0
Long sickness absence due to mental disorders, %
 2-Year follow-up 5 5.3
 5-Year follow-up 10.7 11.3
 9 Year follow-up 16.3 16.7