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Table 5 Comorbidity by age, gender, educational level and main diagnosis

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

  Comorbidity
n (%)
 
Yes No
Gender
 Male 8700 (56) 6940 (44)
 Female 9010 (56) 7080 (44)
Age category
  < 35 2690 (52) 2520 (48)
 35–44 3770 (53) 3290 (47)
 45–54 5780 (57) 4390 (43)
 55+ 5470 (59) 3830 (41)
Educational level
 Low 10,240 (61) 6580 (39)
 Secondary 4060 (55) 3330 (45)
 High 1760 (50) 1730 (50)
Main diagnosis causing work disability
 Cancer 930 (37) 1580 (63)
 Cardiovascular 1640 (59) 1150 (41)
 Mental 6310 (58) 4560 (42)
 Musculoskeletal 5180 (62) 3230 (38)
 Nervous system 1190 (41) 1710 (59)
 Other 2460 (58) 1800 (41)