Table 1

 Social characteristics of those who reported illness, disease, or had been on sick leave (for two weeks or more) 1998–2001

IllnessDisease>14 Sick leave daysNeither of theseNumber
Data shown as percentages and numbers. The percentages are based on large samples and may only in worst cases deviate one or two per cent up and down because of sample reason.
Total share in the employed population6738142513887
Share among women724018206770
Share among men623611297117
Share among those >55 years of age705522181934
Share among blue collar workers724018205340
Share among people with tertiary education603311314665
Share among “poor” (with no possibility of getting 14000 SK in a week if needed)744520181679