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Table 2 New diagnosis-specific DRs in 2007–2014 by LTSA diagnostic group, occupational class and sex

From: From long-term sickness absence to disability retirement: diagnostic and occupational class differences within the working-age Finnish population

  Diagnostic group of disability retirement (%)
Men Women
LTSA diagnostic group Occupational class All-cause Same diagnostic group Other diagnostic group All-cause Same diagnostic group Other diagnostic group
Musculoskeletal diseases All occupational classes 18.7 11.2 7.5 21.5 13.8 7.7
Upper non-manual employees 10.4 4.3 6.1 12.2 6.1 6.1
Lower non-manual employees 14.8 8.5 6.4 20.3 12.5 7.8
Manual workers 20.3 12.5 7.9 25.4 17.3 8.1
Self-employed 21.1 12.7 8.4 22.9 15.7 7.2
Mental disorders All occupational classes 18.5 11.3 7.3 18.4 11.0 7.4
Upper non-manual employees 15.3 11.6 3.6 12.9 9.5 3.5
Lower non-manual employees 16.9 11.6 5.3 18.3 10.8 7.5
Manual workers 19.7 10.1 9.7 23.0 12.3 10.7
Self-employed 24.6 15.3 9.3 22.5 13.9 8.5
Respiratory diseases All occupational classes 13.3 1.2 12.1 16.7 1.6 15.2
Upper non-manual employees 6.7 0.3 6.4 10.5 1.3 9.2
Lower non-manual employees 10.0 0.6 9.4 15.2 1.3 13.9
Manual workers 16.7 1.5 15.1 23.9 2.0 21.9
Self-employed 14.4 1.9 12.5 23.4 3.4 19.9
Circulatory diseases All occupational classes 18.8 6.0 12.8 15.6 2.3 13.4
Upper non-manual employees 13.8 5.2 8.6 8.8 1.7 7.1
Lower non-manual employees 15.1 5.4 9.7 14.9 2.2 12.7
Manual workers 22.1 6.6 15.4 20.9 2.7 18.2
Self-employed 18.0 5.7 12.3 16.5 2.3 14.2
  1. LTSA Long-term sickness absence, DR Disability retirement, The number of observations reported in Appendix