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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population and their responses to return-to-work items (n = 842)

From: Perceived return-to-work pressure following cardiovascular disease is associated with age, sex, and diagnosis: a nationwide combined survey- and register-based cohort study

Variable Level Women
n = 171
(20.3%)
Men
n = 671
(79.7%)
Total
n = 842
(100%)
Age (years) Mean (sd) 56.4 (7.5) 57.6 (7.9) 57.4 (7.8)
Age  ≤ 55 years 70 (40.9%) 238 (35.5%) 308 (36.6%)
 > 55 years 101 (59.1%) 433 (64.5%) 534 (63.4%)
AF Yes 83 (48.5%) 287 (42.8%) 370 (43.9%)
IHD Yes 72 (42.1%) 320 (47.7%) 392 (46.6%)
HVD Yes 21 (12.3%) 124 (18.5%) 145 (17.2%)
HF Yes 35 (20.5%) 140 (20.9%) 175 (20.8%)
Comorbidity Yes 90 (79.6%) 332 (83.0%) 422 (82.3%)
Country of birth Denmark 166 (97.1%) 631 (94.0%) 797 (94.7%)
Other 5 (2.9%) 40 (6.0%) 45 (5.3%)
Education Basic 20 (11.8%) 113 (17.0%) 133 (15.9%)
Secondary 81 (47.6%) 347 (52.3%) 428 (51.3%)
Tertiary 49 (28.8%) 97 (14.6%) 146 (17.5%)
Postgraduate 20 (11.8%) 107 (16.1%) 127 (15.2%)
Mean income (EUR) Mean (sd) 41,600 (14,200) 52,000 (143,400) 49,900 (128,100)
Cohabitation Alone 45 (27.3%) 136 (21.5%) 181 (22.7%)
With others 120 (72.7%) 498 (78.5%) 618 (77.3%)
Has been offered vocational rehabilitation No 126 (74.1%) 429 (63.9%) 555 (66.0%)
Yes 30 (17.6%) 118 (17.6%) 148 (17.6%)
Don’t know 14 (8.2%) 124 (18.5%) 138 (16.4%)
Employer has supported return to work No 62 (36.5%) 227 (34.0%) 289 (34.5%)
Yes 97 (57.1%) 365 (54.6%) 462 (55.1%)
Don't know 11 (6.5%) 76 (11.4%) 87 (10.4%)
Need of vocational counselling No 127 (74.3%) 564 (84.4%) 691 (82.4%)
Yes 44 (25.7%) 104 (15.6%) 148 (17.6%)
Unmet vocational counselling needs No 25 (56.8%) 51 (49.0%) 76 (51.4%)
Yes 19 (43.2%) 53 (51.0%) 72 (48.6%)
Mentally ready to return to work No 120 (74.5%) 431 (67.0%) 551 (68.5%)
Yes 41 (25.5%) 212 (33.0%) 253 (31.5%)
Physically ready to return to work No 96 (59.6%) 292 (45.4%) 388 (48.3%)
Yes 65 (40.4%) 351 (54.6%) 416 (51.7%)
  1. Abbreviations: AF Atrial Fibrillation, IHD Ischaemic Heart Disease, HVD Heart Valve Disease, HF Heart Failures. Data are presented either as means ± standard deviation (sd) or numbers (%)