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Table 3 Mean NFAS domain and total scores with 95% CI (in parenthesis) by age decades, professional qualification, and for employees with disabilities, congenital diseases and accidents; stratified by sex (n = 1872 women and n = 2065 men). A value of 1 characterises the best possible functional ability

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

  Walking/standing Holding/picking up things Lifting/carrying Sitting Managing Cooperation/communication Senses Total scores
Women
 Age (years)
  51–60 (n = 778) 1.39 (1.32–1.42) 1.13 (1.10–1.15) 1.26 (1.20–1.29) 1.17 (1.12–1.20) 1.30 (1.23–1.32) 1.15 (1.12–1.17) 1.03 (1.02–1.04) 1.23 (1.19–1.25)
  41–50 (n = 744) 1.21 (1.16–1.25) 1.09 (1.06–1.11) 1.16 (1.12–1.18) 1.10 (1.06–1.12) 1.28 (1.24–1.31) 1.11 (1.09–1.13) 1.04 (1.02–1.05) 1.16 (1.13–1.18)
  31–40 (n = 350) 1.21 (1.13–1.25) 1.09 (1.05–1.10) 1.14 (1.09–1.16) 1.11 (1.06–1.13) 1.27 (1.19–1.30) 1.10 (1.06–1.11) 1.02 (1.00–1.03) 1.15 (1.11–1.17)
 Professional qualification
  Unskilled/semi-skilled (n = 97) 1.53 (1.32–1.66) 1.18 (1.07–1.25) 1.32 (1.17–1.42) 1.15 (1.04–1.24) 1.33 (1.19–1.41) 1.15 (1.08–1.20) 1.03 (1.01–1.05) 1.29 (1.19–1.36)
  Occupational training (n = 1378) 1.30 (1.25–1.32) 1.11 (1.08–1.12) 1.21 (1.16–1.22) 1.14 (1.11–1.16) 1.29 (1.25–1.30) 1.13 (1.11–1.14) 1.04 (1.02–1.04) 1.20 (1.17–1.20)
  University (n = 396) 1.18 (1.12–1.22) 1.09 (1.05–1.11) 1.14 (1.09–1.18) 1.07 (1.04–1.10) 1.27 (1.22–1.31) 1.12 (1.09–1.14) 1.01 (1.00–1.03) 1.15 (1.11–1.17)
 Disabilities
  Cases (n = 148) 1.80 (1.62–1.91) 1.29 (1.19–1.34) 1.58 (1.41–1.68) 1.39 (1.24–1.48) 1.55 (1.41–1.63) 1.22 (1.14–1.26) 1.08 (1.02–1.12) 1.47 (1.37–1.53)
  Non-cases (n = 1708) 1.23 (1.19–1.25) 1.08 (1.07–1.10) 1.16 (1.13–1.17) 1.10 (1.08–1.11) 1.26 (1.23–1.27) 1.12 (1.10–1.13) 1.03 (1.02–1.03) 1.16 (1.14–1.17)
Congenital Diseases
  Cases (n = 79) 1.52 (1.32–1.63) 1.20 (1.10–1.26) 1.39 (1.18–1.51) 1.24 (1.08–1.36) 1.44 (1.27–1.55) 1.13 (1.06–1.18) 1.07 (1.00–1.15) 1.33 (1.20–1.39)
  Non-cases (n = 1791) 1.27 (1.22–1.29) 1.10 (1.08–1.11) 1.19 (1.16–1.20) 1.12 (1.10–1.14) 1.28 (1.25–1.29) 1.12 (1.11–1.13) 1.03 (1.02–1.04) 1.18 (1.16–1.19)
Accidents
  Cases (n = 414) 1.38 (1.30–1.44) 1.17 (1.12–1.20) 1.27 (1.20–1.31) 1.17 (1.10–1.20) 1.34 (1.29–1.38) 1.16 (1.12–1.18) 1.06 (1.02–1.08) 1.25 (1.21–1.28)
  Non-cases (n = 1457) 1.26 (1.21–1.28) 1.09 (1.07–1.10) 1.18 (1.14–1.20) 1.12 (1.09–1.13) 1.27 (1.24–1.29) 1.12 (1.10–1.13) 1.02 (1.01–1.03) 1.17 (1.15–1.18)
Men
 Age (years)
  51–60 (n = 752) 1.30 (1.24–1.34) 1.09 (1.06–1.10) 1.13 (1.10–1.16) 1.10 (1.07–1.13) 1.23 (1.19–1.26) 1.15 (1.11–1.16) 1.03 (1.02–1.04) 1.17 (1.14–1.19)
  41–50 (n = 845) 1.22 (1.17–1.25) 1.08 (1.05–1.09) 1.12 (1.09–1.14) 1.11 (1.07–1.13) 1.23 (1.19–1.25) 1.12 (1.10–1.14) 1.02 (1.01–1.04) 1.14 (1.12–1.16)
  31–40 (n = 468) 1.14 (1.08–1.17) 1.07 (1.03–1.09) 1.08 (1.05–1.10) 1.08 (1.04–1.10) 1.23 (1.18–1.26) 1.11 (1.08–1.12) 1.01 (1.00–1.02) 1.12 (1.09–1.13)
 Professional qualification
  Unskilled/semi-skilled (n = 105) 1.36 (1.18–1.45) 1.11 (1.04–1.15) 1.17 (1.09–1.24) 1.13 (1.05–1.20) 1.29 (1.18–1.36) 1.22 (1.12–1.27) 1.00 (1.00–1.00) 1.21 (1.13–1.27)
  Occupational training (n = 1492) 1.26 (1.23–1.29) 1.09 (1.07–1.10) 1.14 (1.11–1.16) 1.12 (1.09–1.13) 1.24 (1.21–1.25) 1.13 (1.11–1.16) 1.03 (1.02–1.04) 1.16 (1.14–1.17)
  University (n = 467) 1.11 (1.07–1.14) 1.04 (1.03–1.05) 1.04 (1.02–1.05) 1.03 (1.01–1.04) 1.19 (1.15–1.21) 1.10 (1.07–1.12) 1.01 (1.00–1.02) 1.09 (1.07–1.10)
 Disabilities
  Cases (n = 188) 1.62 (1.45–1.72) 1.19 (1.12–1.24) 1.31 (1.21–1.38) 1.22 (1.12–1.29) 1.40 (1.31–1.46) 1.18 (1.13–1.23) 1.04 (1.01–1.07) 1.32 (1.24–1.37)
  Non-cases (n = 1848) 1.19 (1.16–1.20) 1.06 (1.05–1.07) 1.09 (1.07–1.10) 1.08 (1.06–1.09) 1.21 (1.19–1.23) 1.12 (1.11–1.13) 1.02 (1.01–1.03) 1.13 (1.11–1.14)
 Congenital Diseases
  Cases (n = 96) 1.42 (1.24–1.54) 1.12 (1.05–1.16) 1.18 (1.08–1.24) 1.12 (1.03–1.19) 1.31 (1.20–1.38) 1.16 (1.08–1.20) 1.05 (1.00–1.12) 1.22 (1.14–1.27)
  Non-cases (n = 1965) 1.23 (1.19–1.24) 1.08 (1.06–1.08) 1.11 (1.09–1.12) 1.10 (1.08–1.11) 1.23 (1.20–1.24) 1.13 (1.11–1.14) 1.02 (1.01–1.03) 1.14 (1.12–1.15)
 Accidents
  Cases (n = 772) 1.29 (1.23–1.32) 1.10 (1.08–1.12) 1.15 (1.11–1.17) 1.13 (1.09–1.15) 1.27 (1.23–1.29) 1.15 (1.12–1.16) 1.02 (1.00–1.03) 1.18 (1.15–1.19)
  Non-cases (n = 1289) 1.20 (1.16–1.22) 1.06 (1.05–1.07) 1.10 (1.08–1.11) 1.08 (1.06–1.10) 1.21 (1.18–1.22) 1.12 (1.10–1.13) 1.02 (1.01–1.03) 1.13 (1.11–1.14)