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Table 1 Baseline characteristics, means and standard deviation (SD). Women and men reported separately

From: Subjective health complaints, functional ability, fear avoidance beliefs, and days on sickness benefits after work rehabilitation – a mediation model

  (n = 1155) [missing %] Mean (SD) women (n = 806) Men (n = 349) p-value#
Age 46 (9.1) [0 %] 47 (8.9) 45 (9.4) 0.002*
Education 13 (2.9) [7.5 %] 13 (2.9) 12 (2.8) <0.001**
Days on sickness benefits before WR 297 (189) [0 %] 292 (184) 307 (201) 0.234
Days on sickness benefits after WR 595 (424) [0 %] 590 (422) 607 (428) 0.536
Musculoskeletal complaints 9.5 (5.1) [1.3 %] 10.0 (5.0) 8.3 (4.6) <0.001**
Pseudoneurological complaints 6.2 (3.9) [1.3 %] 6.60 (3.8) 5.3 (3.9) <0.001**
Fear avoidance beliefs for work 23.1 (11.4) [7.8 %] 21.9 (11.5) 26.1 (10.8) <0.001**
Moving ability 1.5 (0.5) [0.2 %] 1.5 (0.5) 1.7 (0.5) <0.001**
Lifting/carrying ability 1.6 (0.6) [0.4] 1.6 (0.6) 1.6 (0.6) 0.392
Coping/interaction ability 1.7 (0.5) [0.8 %] 1.7 (0.5) 1.6 (0.5) 0.055
  1. #Independent samples T-tests, **p < 0.001, *p < 0.01