Table 2 Diagnoses of the first medically certified sick leave episodes of more than seven days in 1985 and incident disability pensions between 1986 and 1996 in men and women aged 16 to 49 years at baseline
DiagnosisIncidence of sick leave in 1985Incidence of disability pension between 1986 and 1996
No ofPer cent of all participantsNo ofRate per 10 000 person years
cases*(% of cases)*cases
I Infectious and parasitic diseases2 8831.6 (9.2)900.5
II Neoplasms2820.2 (0.9)2431.3
III Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases2660.2 (0.9)2511.3
IV Diseases in blood and blood forming organs710.0 (0.2)100.1
V Mental disorders2 5181.4 (8.0)2 44813.1
VI Diseases of nervous system and sense organs1 1940.7 (3.8)6193.3
VII Diseases of the circulatory system9390.5 (3.0)7584.0
VIII Diseases of the respiratory system8 0324.6 (25.5)3311.8
IX Diseases of gastrointestinal system2 2751.3 (7.2)2351.3
X Diseases of genitourinary system5160.3 (1.6)520.3
XI Complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium†2 9031.6 (9.2)00.0
XII Diseases of skin and subcutaneous tissue8550.5 (2.7)1700.9
XIII Diseases of musculoskeletal system and connective tissue8 8705.0 (28.2)6 72735.9
XVI Symptoms, signs, and ill defined conditions1 2880.7 (4.1)990.5
XVII Injury and poisoning5 2413.0 (16.7)4232.3
  • There were no sick leave episodes resulting from categories XIV (congenital anomalies) and XV (conditions originating in the perinatal period).

  • *Total percentage adds up >100% as the same persons can have more than one sick leave.

  • †Only for women (n = 86 041).