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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
LowHigh
NMean N-daysNMean n-daysP*
Support
 WAS 10 Excellent7985108480.84
 WAS 8–9 Good716984790.69
 WAS 6–7 Moderate38915324130.72
 WAS 1–5 Poor14934133320.85
Demand
 WAS 10 Excellent6386124470.37
 WAS 8–9 Good56391000100.87
 WAS 6–7 Moderate26710446160.23
 WAS 1–5 Poor11428168360.25
Control
 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