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Table 2 Descriptive statistics for respondents aged 25–39 by DP (weighted %)

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

  All (N = 4170) Non-DP recipients (n = 3906) DP recipients (n = 264) P-value*
Sex
 Female 54.58 54.60 54.31 0.935
 Male 45.42 45.40 45.69  
Working partner in household
 Yes 51.73 53.03 32.06 < 0.001
 No 48.27 46.97 67.94  
Child aged 0–14 years in household
 Yes 37.59 38.37 25.80 < 0.001
 No 62.41 61.63 74.20  
Country of birth
 Outside of Switzerland 28.61 29.34 17.62 < 0.001
 Switzerland 71.39 70.66 82.38  
Mean age [standard deviation]
  32.41
[4.28]
32.37
[4.28]
33.06
[4.24]
0.068**
Highest degree attained
 Upper secondary or tertiary 89.48 90.57 73.07 < 0.001
 Lower secondary 10.52 9.43 26.93  
Income during 4 years prior to interview
 Yes 83.06 85.02 53.50 < 0.001
 No 16.94 14.98 46.50  
Chronic illness
 No 33.43 35.07 (8.63) < 0.001
 Yes 66.57 64.93 91.37  
Long-term activity limitation
 Limited but not severely 88.56 89.96 67.46 < 0.001
  Severely limited 11.44 10.04 32.54  
Time period
 2012–2015 82.99 84.14 65.65 < 0.001
 2010–2011 17.01 15.86 34.35  
Learnt occupation
 Not applicable 20.01 18.28 46.23 < 0.001
 Agriculture 2.31 2.32 (2.07)  
 Manufacturing 8.73 8.64 (10.18)  
 Technical activities and ICT 9.36 9.81 (2.57)  
 Construction and mining 4.65 4.78 (2.60)  
 Trade and transport 10.22 10.34 (8.52)  
 Personal services 5.03 5.06 (4.61)  
 Business and administration 11.66 11.65 (11.86)  
 Health, education, culture, and science 24.47 25.5 (8.88)  
 Not classifiable 3.56 3.63 (2.47)  
Marital status
 Married or in registered partnership 40.14 41.02 26.79 0.002
 Single 59.86 58.98 73.21  
  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