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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the study population in 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014 a

From: Occupational class differences in diagnostic-specific sickness absence: a register-based study in the Finnish population, 2005–2014

  2005 2008 2011 2014
  n % n % n % n %
Women, 25–64 years         
Upper non-manual 149,783 23 163,742 24 165,790 24 170,860 25
Lower non-manual 352,058 53 366,483 53 383,892 56 376,383 56
Manual workers 156,307 24 154,559 23 139,015 20 128,393 19
All 658,148 100 684,784 100 688,697 100 675,636 100
Men, 25–64 years         
Upper non-manual 160,443 26 176,312 27 170,807 27 168,209 28
Lower non-manual 157,726 25 159,377 25 167,233 27 160,297 26
Manual workers 300,198 49 311,037 48 288,682 46 276,209 46
All 618,367 100 646,726 100 626,722 100 604,715 100
  1. a The study population for each year is equal to the population at the end of the preceding year