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Table 1 Distribution of sociodemographic factors in different FA groups in 2015 (N = 66,386)

From: Sociodemographic characteristics and disability pensions of frequent attenders in occupational health primary care – a follow-up study in Finland

  non-FA
n = 57,673
1yFA
n = 6519
2yFA
n = 1602
PFA
n = 592
  % n % n % n % n
Male 57 32,915 50 3265 47 753 44 262
Female 43 24,758 50 3254 53 849 56 330
18–34 33 18,973 25 1609 19 307 19 111
35–44 23 13,499 24 1588 25 398 23 139
45–54 25 14,257 29 1880 30 480 32 191
55–68 19 10,944 22 1442 26 417 26 151
Occupational class
 Manual 31 17,753 41 2664 46 732 52 307
 Lower non-manual 31 17,766 36 2347 36 585 33 195
 Upper non-manual 19 11,014 14 918 12 190 11 63
 Entrepreneurs 4 2420 2 124 1 14 <  1
 Others* 15 8720 7 466 5 81 4 25
Educational level
 Basic 10 6040 10 681 10 157 11 65
 Intermediate 49 28,364 56 3643 58 929 62 369
 High 40 23,269 34 2195 32 516 27 158
Living alone
 Alone 19 10,884 20 1286 21 332 26 154
 Not alone 80 46,197 80 5180 78 1256 74 436
 Missing 1 592 <  1 53 1 14 <  1
  1. Frequent attendance to OH primary care was defined as the top decile of attenders (frequent attender 10%, FA10)
  2. 1yFA = Patients that were in the top decile of attenders in one of the study years (2014, 2015 or 2016)
  3. 2yFA = Patients that were in the top decile in any two study years (2014, 2015 or 2016)
  4. pFA = Patients that were in the top decile in all three study years (2014, 2015 and 2016)
  5. non-FA = Patients that were never in the top decile were considered as a reference group, non-frequent attenders
  6. *Unemployed, students, pensioners, others, unknown