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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for respondents aged 18–39 by DP (weighted %)

From: Disability pension receipt in young adults: an analysis of the Swiss Social protection and labour market (SESAM) data

  All (N = 5306) Non-DP recipients (n = 5004) DP recipients (n = 302) P-value*
Sex
 Female 54.89 55.08 51.66 0.316
 Male 45.11 44.92 48.34  
Working partner in household
 Yes 41.17 42.00 26.93 < 0.001
 No 58.83 58.00 73.07  
Child aged 0–14 years in household
 Yes 28.45 28.85 21.71 0.011
 No 71.55 71.15 78.29  
Country of birth
 Outside of Switzerland 25.90 26.38 17.61 0.001
 Switzerland 74.10 73.62 82.39  
Mean age [standard deviation]
  29.48
[6.27]
29.38
[6.28]
31.16
[5.81]
< 0.001**
Highest degree attained
 Upper secondary or tertiary 83.55 84.55 66.42 < 0.001
 Lower secondary 16.45 15.45 33.58  
Income during 4 years prior to interview
 Yes 71.87 73.10 50.92 < 0.001
 No 28.13 26.90 49.08  
Chronic illness
 No 34.29 35.80 (8.59) < 0.001
 Yes 65.71 65.20 91.41  
Long-term activity limitation
 Limited but not severely 89.02 90.47 64.39 < 0.001
 Severely limited 10.97 9.53 35.61  
Time period
 2012–2015 83.54 84.60 65.34 < 0.001
 2010–2011 16.46 15.40 34.66  
Learnt occupation
 Not applicable 27.63 26.18 52.36 < 0.001
 Agriculture 2.03 2.02 (2.26)  
 Manufacturing 8.16 8.04 (10.13)  
 Technical activities and ICT 7.49 7.81 (2.15)  
 Construction and mining 5.04 5.21 (2.17)  
 Trade and transport 9.74 9.87 (7.60)  
 Personal services 5.08 5.16 (3.85)  
 Business and administration 10.32 10.34 (9.88)  
 Health, education, culture, and science 20.38 21.14 (7.40)  
 Not classifiable 4.12 4.23 (2.21)  
Marital status
 Married or in registered partnership 30.89 31.38 22.54 0.002
 Single 69.11 68.62 77.46  
  1. Source: SESAM, FSO. *P-values based on Pearson’s chi-square tests. **z-value based on Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney test. DP recipients received a DP in the survey participation year and were not DP recipients 12 months preceding their survey participation. Non-DP recipients did not receive a DP in the survey participation year; were in paid employed in the survey participation year; and were not DP recipients 12 months preceding their survey participation. Figures in brackets: Extrapolation based on less than 50 observations. The results should be interpreted with great caution