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Table 2 Work ability measures at baseline and follow-up

From: Work-life balance predicted work ability two years later: a cohort study of employees in the Swedish energy and water sector

   Baseline (T0) Follow-up (T1)
Work ability compared to lifetime best Md, Mean (±SD)a 7.0, 6.5 (1.4) 9.0, 8.3 (1.5)
Poor/moderate work ability compared to lifetime bestb 73.7 25.1
Good/excellent work ability compared to lifetime bestb 26.3 74.9
Work ability regarding physical demands Md, Mean (±SD)c 5.0, 4.4 (0.7) 5.0, 4.5 (0.6)
Lower work ability regarding physical demandsd 46.0 41.3
Higher work ability regarding physical demandsd 54.0 58.7
Work ability regarding mental demands Md, Mean (±SD)c 4.0, 4.2 (0.8) 4.0, 4.2 (0.8)
Lower work ability regarding mental demandsd 65.6 59.2
Higher work ability regarding mental demandsd 34.4 40.8
  1. Figures are percentage if not stated otherwise
  2. aWork ability compared with lifetime best was ranging from 0 (= worse) to 10 (= best)
  3. bWork ability compared with lifetime best was dichotomized into: Poor/moderate work ability compared to lifetime best (=0) and good/excellent work ability compared to lifetime best (=1)
  4. cWork ability regarding physical and mental demands was ranging from 0 (= worse) and 5 (= best)
  5. dWork ability regarding physical and mental demands was dichotomized into: lower work ability (=0) and higher work ability (=1)