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Table 2 Sick leave in the follow-up depending on the disease

From: Nurse-work instability and incidence of sick leave – results of a prospective study of nurses aged over 40

  For other diseases Due to a musculo-skeletal disease Due to a psycho-logical impairment Due to musculoskeletal disease and/or psychological impairment
Sick leave % (n) % (n) % (n) % (n)
 No 54.1% (861) 72.6% (1155) 83.7% (1333) 59.9% (953)
 Yes (at least 1 day) 45.9% (731) 27.4% (437) 16.3% (259) 40.1% (639)
Length of sick leave
 Up to 6 weeks (1–42 days) 34.9% (556) 21.8% (347) 11.6% (185) 29.6% (472)
  > 6 weeks – 12 months (43–364 days) 10.1% (161) 4.1% (65) 3.4% (54) 7.6% (121)
  > 12 months (365 days) 0.9% (14) 1.6% (25) 1.3% (20) 2.9% (46)