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Table 9 Relation between comorbidity and socio-demographic characteristics and main diagnosis for work disability

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

Comorbiditya Independent variables Coefficient Standard error Z statistic p-value Relative risk ratio
Multiple mental, multiple physical or comorbidity of mental and physical disorders Intercept -0.231 0.057 −4.08 0.000  
Gender
 Male 1.00 (ref)     
 Female 0.103 0.024 4.37 0.000 0.80
Age 0.016 0.001 13.99 0.000 1.11
Educational level
 Low 1.00 (ref)     
 Secondary −0.193 0.029 −6.71 0.000 0.82
 High −0.382 0.038 −9.96 0.000 0.68
 Unknown −0.670 0.037 −17.88 0.000 0.51
Main diagnosis
 Mental 1.00 (ref)     
 Musculoskeletal −0.044 0.031 −1.40 0.160 0.96
 Nervous system −0.723 0.043 −16.73 0.000 0.49
 Cardiovascular −0.121 0.045 −2.66 0.008 0.89
 Cancer −0.887 0.048 −18.41 0.000 0.41
 Other −0.095 0.038 −2.53 0.013 0.91
  1. aReference category is no comorbid disorders (single mental or single physical disorder)
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