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Table 2 Summary of socio-demographic characteristics and disorders

From: Characteristics of individuals receiving disability benefits in the Netherlands and predictors of leaving the disability benefit scheme: a retrospective cohort study with five-year follow-up

  Study sample n = 31,730
n (%)
Socio-demographics
 Gender
  Male 15,650 (49)
  Female 16,090 (51)
 Age category
   < 35 5210 (16)
  35–44 7060 (22)
  45–54 10,160 (32)
  55+ 9300 (29)
 Educational level
  Low 16,820 (53)
  Secondary 7390 (23)
  High 3500 (11)
  Unknown 4040 (13)
Disorders
 Main causes of work disability
  Cancer 2510 (8)
  Cardiovascular 2790 (9)
  Mental 10,870 (34)
  Musculoskeletal 8410 (27)
  Nervous system 2090 (9)
  Other 4260 (13)
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