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Table 7 Outflow of disability benefits by age, gender, education, main diagnosis and comorbidity

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

  Outflow of disability benefit
n (%)
1st year 2nd or 3rd year 4th or 5th year Continuing eligibility
Gender
 Male 510 (3) 1330 (8) 1230 (8) 12,590 (80)
 Female 450 (3) 1280 (8) 1030 (6) 13,330 (83)
Age category
  < 35 110 (2) 370 (7) 200 (4) 4530 (87)
 35–44 130 (2) 510 (7) 220 (3) 6200 (88)
 45–54 230 (2) 560 (5) 380 (4) 9000 (88)
 55+ 490 (5) 1170 (13) 1450 (16) 6180 (66)
Education level
 Low 360 (2) 1300 (8) 1200 (7) 13,950 (83)
 Secondary 160 (2) 570 (8) 450 (7) 6150 (83)
 High 70 (2) 290 (8) 270 (8) 2860 (82)
Main diagnosis causing work disability
 Mental 160 (1) 670 (6) 540 (5) 9500 (87)
 Musculoskeletal 190 (2) 650 (8) 570 (7) 7000 (83)
 Nervous system 50 (2) 150 (5) 220 (7) 2490 (86)
 Cardiovascular 60 (2) 250 (9) 300 (11) 2180 (78)
 Cancer 370 (15) 490 (19) 250 (10) 1410 (56)
 Other 140 (3) 400 (9) 390 (9) 3330 (78)
Comorbidity
 Single mental disorder 80 (2) 310 (7) 220 (5) 4020 (87)
 Multiple mental disorders 30 (1) 160 (5) 130 (4) 2680 (89)
 Single physical disorder 490 (5) 940 (10) 770 (8) 7070 (76)
 Multiple physical disorders 250 (3) 740 (10) 710 (9) 6010 (78)
 Mental and physical disorders 100 (2) 410 (6) 390 (6) 5490 (86)
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