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Table 1 Descriptive statistics. Mean, median and standard deviation of number of days from first day of work disability to day of granted disability pension

From: Rehabilitation time before disability pension

  N Mean Median Std.dev
Total 2.533 763 579 556
Unemployed in follow-up period 854 875 669 671
Not Unemployed in follow-up period 1679 706 549 477
Chronic illness: 0 1194 759 579.5 537
1 482 748 548.5 591
2 or more 857 775 608 562
Self-rated health: Fair/poor 375 768 550 617
Very good/good 1777 762 580 545
Depressed: Never/rarely/sometimes 1.189 818 579 639
Often/Almost all the time 945 762 579 555
Headache: Never/rarely/Once or several times per month 1837 763 579 763
Once or several times per week/Daily 264 761 607 518
Pain neck/shoulder: Never/rarely/Once or several times per month 1493 748 578 551
Once or several times per week/Daily 589 783 608 562
Smoking: Non-smoker 581 742 578 521
Former smoker 608 744 577 535
Smoker 1343 780 607 579
Alcohol: Non-drinker 838 740 578 533
Up to 1–2 times per month 1012 761 563.5 563
More than once a week/daily 99 856 639 636
Education: Low level 971 773 607 548
Medium level 1287 756 579 563
High level 261 755 577 552
Municipality size: Under 7,500 inhabitants 1055 792 610 592
Between 7,500 and 15,000 inhabitants 615 790 579 590
Over 15,000 inhabitants 863 708 549 477
Musculoskeletal 1002 774 611 518
Psychiatric 261 847 669 577
Diagnosis: “Other” 700 751 563.5 561
  1. *Differences in N due to missing data.