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Table 2 Missing data, percentage of employees without difficulty and mean NFAS domain and item scores with 95% CI for the full sample and stratified by sex (n = 3937). A value of 1 characterises the best possible functional ability

From: Application of the ICF based Norwegian function assessment scale to employees in Germany

  Full Sample (n = 3937) Women (n = 1872) Men (n = 2065)
Domains/itemsa iab (%) ndc (%) \( {\overline{\mathrm{x}}}_T \) 95% CI \( {\overline{\mathrm{x}}}_W \) 95% CI \( {\overline{\mathrm{x}}}_M \) 95% CI
Walking/Standing 0.7 65.7 1.26 1.23–1.27 1.28 1.24–1.30 1.24 1.20–1.25
01 Standing 0.1 82.2 1.31 1.27–1.33 1.35 1.29–1.37 1.28 1.23–1.31
02 Walking less than a kilometre on flat ground 0.3 89.6 1.19 1.16–1.20 1.21 1.17–1.23 1.17 1.13–1.19
03 Walking more than a kilometre on flat ground 1.5 84.7 1.27 1.23–1.29 1.32 1.26–1.35 1.23 1.19–1.26
04 Walking on different surfaces 0.8 85.3 1.26 1.23–1.28 1.30 1.25–1.33 1.23 1.19–1.25
05 Going up and down stairs 0.2 75.2 1.41 1.37–1.43 1.44 1.39–1.47 1.39 1.34–1.41
06 Going shopping for your groceries 2.2 87.4 1.18 1.15–1.19 1.22 1.17–1.24 1.14 1.11–1.16
07 Putting on your shoes and socks 0.0 89.4 1.18 1.15–1.19 1.16 1.12–1.18 1.19 1.15–1.21
Holding/Picking up things 1.7 80.8 1.09 1.08–1.10 1.11 1.09–1.12 1.08 1.06–1.09
08 Picking up a coin from a table with your fingers 0.6 95.7 1.06 1.04–1.07 1.08 1.05–1.09 1.04 1.03–1.05
09 Holding and turning a steering wheel 3.0 94.9 1.04 1.03–1.05 1.05 1.03–1.07 1.03 1.02–1.04
10 Driving a car 4.9 92.1 1.06 1.04–1.07 1.07 1.05–1.09 1.05 1.03–1.06
11 Preparing food 3.0 94.2 1.05 1.04–1.05 1.06 1.04–1.08 1.03 1.02–1.04
12 Writing 0.2 96.2 1.05 1.04–1.06 1.07 1.05–1.08 1.04 1.02–1.05
13 Performing everyday tasks on your own 0.1 92.8 1.10 1.08–1.11 1.13 1.11–1.15 1.08 1.05–1.09
14 Engaging in your leisure activities 1.4 84.6 1.26 1.22–1.28 1.28 1.23–1.31 1.24 1.20–1.27
15 Putting on and taking off your clothes 0.0 93.6 1.10 1.08–1.11 1.10 1.07–1.11 1.10 1.07–1.11
Lifting/Carrying 4.0 75.6 1.16 1.14–1.17 1.20 1.17–1.21 1.12 1.09–1.13
16 Lifting an empty soda bottle crate from the floor 0.8 87.9 1.20 1.17–1.22 1.28 1.23–1.30 1.14 1.10–1.16
17 Carrying shopping bags in your hands 1.4 86.8 1.21 1.18–1.22 1.29 1.25–1.32 1.13 1.10–1.15
18 Carrying a little sack/backpack on your shoulders or back 2.8 87.3 1.17 1.14–1.18 1.23 1.17–1.25 1.11 1.08–1.13
19 Pushing and pulling with your arms 0.5 88.7 1.19 1.16–1.20 1.22 1.18–1.25 1.15 1.11–1.17
20 Cleaning your house 7.1 83.0 1.18 1.15–1.19 1.24 1.20–1.27 1.11 1.08–1.12
21 Washing your clothes 11.2 83.6 1.09 1.07–1.10 1.11 1.08–1.12 1.06 1.04–1.08
Sitting 6.5 88.6 1.11 1.09–1.12 1.13 1.10–1.14 1.10 1.08–1.11
22 Sitting on a kitchen chair 0.3 93.3 1.10 1.08–1.11 1.12 1.11–1.14 1.08 1.06–1.09
23 Riding as a passenger in a car 2.8 89.9 1.13 1.10–1.14 1.14 1.11–1.16 1.11 1.08–1.13
24 Riding as a passenger on public transport 16.5 79.5 1.09 1.06–1.10 1.10 1.11–1.12 1.07 1.05–1.09
Managing 2.2 51.4 1.26 1.23–1.27 1.29 1.26–1.30 1.23 1.21–1.24
25 Staying alert and being able to concentrate 0.0 79.9 1.27 1.24–1.28 1.30 1.26–1.32 1.24 1.21–1.25
26 Working in groups 4.5 87.9 1.11 1.09–1.12 1.13 1.10–1.14 1.10 1.08–1.12
27 Guiding others in their activities 7.3 84.1 1.12 1.10–1.14 1.14 1.11–1.16 1.11 1.09–1.13
28 Managing everyday responsibility 0.1 87.7 1.17 1.15–1.18 1.20 1.17–1.22 1.14 1.11–1.16
29 Managing everyday stress and strains 0.1 79.1 1.28 1.25–1.30 1.32 1.27–1.34 1.24 1.21–1.26
30 Managing to take criticism 1.1 68.7 1.42 1.38–1.44 1.47 1.43–1.50 1.37 1.33–1.40
31 Managing to control your anger and aggression 2.1 69.5 1.38 1.35–1.40 1.39 1.35–1.42 1.37 1.32–1.39
Cooperation/Communication 0.1 69.2 1.13 1.11–1.13 1.12 1.11–1.13 1.13 1.11–1.14
32 Remembering things 0.0 74.6 1.33 1.30–1.34 1.34 1.29–1.36 1.32 1.28–1.34
33 Understanding spoken messages 0.0 89.2 1.13 1.11–1.14 1.12 1.10–1.14 1.13 1.11–1.14
34 Understanding written messages 0.1 90.9 1.11 1.09–1.12 1.11 1.09–1.12 1.11 1.09–1.12
35 Speaking 0.0 95.8 1.05 1.04–1.05 1.05 1.03–1.05 1.05 1.04–1.06
36 Participating in a conversation with many people 0.3 91.1 1.12 1.10–1.12 1.11 1.09–1.13 1.12 1.09–1.13
37 Using the telephone 0.0 97.3 1.04 1.02–1.04 1.03 1.02–1.04 1.04 1.03–1.05
Senses 0.8 97.2 1.03 1.02–1.04 1.03 1.02–1.04 1.02 1.01–1.03
38 Watching television 0.9 96.8 1.03 1.02–1.03 1.04 1.02–1.05 1.03 1.02–1.03
39 Listening to the radio 0.7 97.7 1.02 1.01–1.03 1.03 1.01–1.03 1.02 1.01–1.03
Total 2.0 35.1 1.17 1.15–1.17 1.19 1.17–1.20 1.15 1.13–1.16
  1. aDomains are depicted in bold. Items are based on a five-point scale with 1 = ‘no difficulty’, 2 = ‘little difficulty’, 3 = ‘moderate difficulty’, 4 = ‘much difficulty’ and 5 = ‘could not do it’
  2. bia = inapplicable to me, cnd = no difficulty