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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics across inpatient and specialized outpatient care episodes vs. no care (i.e. no inpatient or specialized outpatient care)

From: The predictive role of sickness absence spell durations in associations with inpatient- and specialized outpatient care among a population-based Swedish twin sample

  Inpatient care
(n = 8385)
Outpatient care
(n = 20,743)
No care
(n = 3901)
n % n % n %
Categorized SA spell duration*
 0 days 6723 80 17,279 83 3493 90
  ≤ 30 days 859 10 2006 10 284 7
 31–90 days 360 4 718 3 69 2
 91–180 days 155 2 295 1 26 1
  ≥ 181 days 288 3 447 2 29 1
Sex (women) 3446 41 8309 40 1025 26
Age
 16–24 755 9 3765 18 742 19
 25–34 667 8 3352 16 887 23
 35–44 705 8 2619 13 782 21
 44–54 1190 14 3359 16 768 20
 55–64 2143 26 3920 19 465 12
  ≥ 65 years 2894 35 3657 18 163 4
Education
 Low (≤9 years) 2994 36 5637 27 890 23
 Intermediate (10–12 years) 3020 36 8419 41 1776 47
 High (≥13 years) 1846 22 6026 29 1098 29
Family situation
 Married or cohabitant without children 3502 42 6180 30 623 16
 Married or cohabitant with children 864 10 3126 15 803 21
 Single without children 3930 47 11,157 54 2349 62
 Single with children 58 1 209 1 32 1
Type of living area
 Big cities 2752 33 7610 37 1221 32
 Medium-sized cities 2931 35 7339 36 1398 37
 Rural areas 2671 32 5723 28 1188 31
  1. *SA sickness absence