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Table 1 Characteristics of the overall sample, part-time sick listed and full-time sick listed

From: Workplace flexibility important for part-time sick leave selection—an exploratory cross-sectional study of long-term sick listed in Norway

Variable Sample
n = 661
PTSL
n = 267 (40%)
FTSL
n = 394 (60%)
Age (n = 648) 44.3 (10.0) 44.0 (9.4) 44.4 (10.4)
Gender (n = 660) – n female (%) 422 (64%) 189 (71%) 233 (59%)
Education (n = 659)
 Primary – n (%) 30 (5%) 10 (4%) 20 (5%)
 Secondary – n (%) 207 (31%) 65 (24%) 142 (36%)
 Tertiary – n (%) 422 (64%) 192 (72%) 230 (59%)
Physically demanding work (n = 635) – n yes (%) 220 (35%) 69 (26%) 151 (40%)
Sector (n = 646) – n private (%) 325 (50%) 121 (46%) 204 (53%)
Diagnosis (n = 637)
 Musculoskeletal – n (%) 240 (38%) 92 (35%) 148 (40%)
 Psychological – n (%) 194 (30%) 93 (35%) 101 (27%)
 Other – n (%) 203 (32%) 78 (30%) 125 (33%)
Self-reported health (1–100) (n = 597) 50.4 (21.2) 52.0 (19.4) 49.3 (22.4)
Previous long-term sickness absence (n = 634) – n yes (%) 417 (66%) 172 (67%) 245 (65%)
Workplace adjustment latitude (1–10) (n = 647) 6.0 (3.0) 6.5 (2.9) 5.6 (3.0)
Psychosocial work environment (1–10) (n = 645) 7.1 (2.6) 7.4 (2.5) 6.9 (2.7)
Work autonomy (1–10) (n = 642) 6.0 (2.9) 6.4 (2.8) 5.8 (3.0)
Coping with work demands (1–10) (n = 647) 8.0 (2.1) 7.7 (2.2) 8.1 (2.0)
Resilience (1–7) (n = 630) 5.1 (0.9) 5.0 (0.9) 5.1 (1.0)
  1. Notes: Values given are counts (%) for categorical variables and mean (SD) for continuous variables. Education: Having completed primary school (primary), high school or trade school (secondary), or a minimum of 3 years of college or university (tertiary). Physically demanding work: Percentage of individuals that rate their work as “demanding a lot of walking and lifting” or “heavy manual labour”. Diagnosis: Percentage of individuals classified with musculoskeletal, psychological or ‘other’ diagnosis using the International Classification of Primary Care 2nd edition (ICPC-2). Previous long-term sickness absence: Percentage of individuals who reported a previous sick leave episode lasting more than 8 weeks