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Table 1 Demographic and sickness absence description of sample

From: The relative impact of smoking, alcohol use and drug use on general sickness absence among Norwegian employees

  Health Industry Restaurants Media Finance Total
N 917 254 131 152 457 1911
Age % % % % %  
 under 30 15.0 12.2 79.2 25.0 9.5 18.5
 30–39 27.2 15.4 16.9 31.6 28.5 25.6
 40–49 27.1 31.6 3.1 15.8 25.0 24.6
 50–59 22.4 29.6 0.0 21.1 28.3 23.1
 60+ 8.3 11.3 0.8 6.6 8.6 8.1
Sex
 Male 18.9 80.0 51.9 48.7 50.6 60.9
 Female 81.1 20.0 48.1 51.3 49.4 39.1
Education
 Middle school 2.0 9.1 8.4 4.6 0.7 3.2
 High School 19.6 53.9 48.1 14.5 14.7 24.5
 College 71.3 28.4 40.5 74.3 80.5 65.9
 unreported 7.1 8.7 3.1 6.6 4.2 6.3
No of sickness absences last 12 months
 none 26.9 33.9 36.7 27.0 34.0 30.2
 1 or 2 51.7 56.2 49.2 57.2 51.9 52.6
 3 or more 21.5 10.0 14.1 15.8 14.1 17.2
No of days last sickness absence
 one day or less 58.4 57.6 62.2 56.6 62.6 59.4
 2 or 3 days 25.2 26.0 24.4 35.5 26.0 26.3
 more than three days 16.4 16.4 13.4 7.9 11.4 14.3
  1. To identify those with a higher occurrence of sickness absences, the variable was recalculated into a dummy variable, with categories representing (0) less than three, and (1) three or more, sickness absences during the last 12 months