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Table 8 Difference in one year registered sickness-absence net days (n-days) > 14 days by reporting high or low psychosocial work demand exposure

From: Important work demands for reducing sickness absence among workers with neck or upper back pain: a prospective cohort study

 Work demand exposure
NMean N-daysNMean n-daysP*
 WAS 10 Excellent7985108480.84
 WAS 8–9 Good716984790.69
 WAS 6–7 Moderate38915324130.72
 WAS 1–5 Poor14934133320.85
 WAS 10 Excellent6386124470.37
 WAS 8–9 Good56391000100.87
 WAS 6–7 Moderate26710446160.23
 WAS 1–5 Poor11428168360.25
 WAS 10 Excellent982890060.35
 WAS 8–9 Good862117018< 0.05
 WAS 6–7 Moderate41816295110.05
 WAS 1–5 Poor1484213422< 0.05
  1. Four thousand five hundred sixty-seven workers with self-reported neck or upper back pain by Work Ability Score (WAS). P values indicate the difference in distribution of sick days between reporting high or low exposure. Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test * = two tailed; bold numbers indicate a statistically significant difference. N = number of workers