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Table 1 Descriptive statistics

From: Work-related moderators of the relationship between organizational change and sickness absence: a longitudinal multilevel study

  Number of employees % of N (employees)
N 21,085  
Unit-level downsizing next quarter 4037 19%
Unit-level downsizing this quarter 3805 18%
Unit-level downsizing previous quarter 3245 15%
Short-term sickness absence 16,612 79%
Long-term sickness absence 9178 44%
Temporary contract 8101 38%
Unit-level commitment 1,8 (SD 0.6 Range 0–4)
Unit-level control 2,8 (SD 0.4 Range 0–4)
Age 44 (SD 12)
Salary 529 (SD 227)
Female 15,535 74%
Physician 3043 14%
Nurse (control) 7450 35%
Other patient-related position 4987 24%
Administration/management 3068 15%
Kitchen/cleaning/orderly 842 4%
Other operations 870 4%
Other 825 4%
Multiple job holder 5170 25%
Norwegian (control) 19,513 93%
Other Nordic 809 4%
Other Western 400 2%
Non-Western 363 2%
  1. Descriptive statistics for unit-level downsizing, temporary contract and short- and long-term sickness absence show the percentage of employees with minimum one instance on the given variable. Salary, age, and unit-level commitment and control are given as employees’ mean throughout the study period. N refers to all employees qualified to be included in the analyses