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Table 2 Participants with at least 1 episode of sick leave during follow-up, the HUNT study (1996–1998), Norway

From: Hearing loss, sick leave, and disability pension: findings from the HUNT follow-up study

  Total Normal Any Mild Disabling Any hearing loss
sample hearing hearing loss hearing loss hearing loss  + tinnitus
  (N = 21 754) (N = 21 231) (N = 523) (N = 433) (N = 90) (N = 182)
N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Total sample 15 984 (73.5) 15 580 (73.4) 404 (77.2) 338 (78.1) 66 (73.3) 143 (78.6)
Stratified analysis       
 Men 6948 (65.8) 6712 (65.6) 236 (71.7) 204 (73.4) 32 (62.7) 94 (74.0)
 Women 9036 (80.7) 8868 (80.6) 168 (86.6) 134 (86.5) 34 (87.2) 49 (89.1)
 Younger adults < 35 yr at baseline 6753 (71.8) 6679 (71.1) 74 (73.3) 57 (74.0) 17 (70.8) 29 (76.3)
 Older adults > 35 year at baseline 9231 (74.7) 8901 (74.6) 330 (78.2) 281 (78.9) 49 (74.2) 114 (79.2)
 High education 9669 (73.1) 9408 (73.0) 261 (77.4) 214 (79.0) 47 (71.2) 98 (80.3)
 Low education 6315 (74.0) 6172 (74.0) 143 (76.9) 124 (76.5) 19 (79.2) 45 (75.0)
 White-collar 4685 (73.5) 4586 (73.5) 99 (74.4) 84 (74.3) 15 (75.0) 31 (73.8)
 Blue-collar 6629 (74.6) 6396 (74.4) 233 (79.8) 201 (81.0) 32 (72.7) 91 (82.7)
  1. N = 15,259 for white-/blue-collar
  2. N = 20,784 for tinnitus variable