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Table 3 Participants that received disability pension 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 2091 (9.6) 1997 (9.4) 94 (18.0) 74 (17.1) 20 (22.2) 38 (20.9)
Stratified analysis
 Men 756 (7.2) 709 (6.9) 47 (14.3) 39 (14.0) 8 (15.7) 21 (16.5)
 Women 1335 (11.9) 1288 (11.7) 47 (24.2) 35 (22.6) 12 (30.8) 17 (30.9)
 Younger adults < 35 yr at baseline 259 (2.8) 250 (2.7) 9 (8.9) 5 (6.5) 4 (16.7) 5 (13.2)
 Older adults > 35 year at baseline 1832 (14.8) 1747 (14.6) 85 (20.1) 69 (19.4) 16 (24.2) 33 (22.9)
 High education 1224 (9.3) 1177 (9.1) 47 (13.9) 36 (13.3) 11 (16.7) 22 (18.0)
 Low education 867 (10.2) 820 (9.8) 47 (25.3) 38 (23.5) 9 (37.5) 16 (26.7)
 White-collar 685 (10.7) 663 (10.6) 22 (16.5) 18 (15.9) 4 (20.0) 8 (19.0)
 Blue-collar 1014 (11.4) 959 (11.2) 55 (18.8) 47 (19.0) 8 (18.2) 26 (23.6)
  1. N = 15,259 for white-/blue-collar
  2. N = 20,784 for tinnitus variable