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Table 5 The number of diagnosis-specific DRs in 2007–2014 by LTSA diagnosis, occupational class and sex

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

  Diagnosis 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 4524 2699 1825 7007 4499 2508
Upper non-manual employees 211 87 124 383 191 192
Lower non-manual employees 574 327 247 3276 2023 1253
Manual workers 3231 1980 1251 2930 1999 931
Self-employed 508 305 203 418 286 132
Mental disorders All occupational classes 1357 825 532 3103 1852 1251
Upper non-manual employees 235 179 56 418 306 112
Lower non-manual employees 308 212 96 1700 1007 693
Manual workers 647 330 317 835 446 389
Self-employed 167 104 63 150 93 57
Respiratory diseases All occupational classes 516 45 471 980 91 889
Upper non-manual employees 46 < 10 44 115 14 101
Lower non-manual employees 82 < 10 77 472 40 432
Manual workers 336 31 305 325 27 298
Self-employed 52 < 10 45 68 10 58
Circulatory diseases All occupational classes 764 245 519 778 112 666
Upper non-manual employees 99 37 62 67 13 54
Lower non-manual employees 115 41 74 379 55 324
Manual workers 452 136 316 268 35 233
Self-employed 98 31 67 64 < 10 55
  1. LTSA Long-term sickness absence, DR Disability retirement