Long-term sickness absence - risk indicators among occupationally active residents of a Danish county.

@article{Eshj2001LongtermSA,
  title={Long-term sickness absence - risk indicators among occupationally active residents of a Danish county.},
  author={Peter Esh{\o}j and J{\o}rgen Riis Jepsen and Claus Vinther Nielsen},
  journal={Occupational medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={
          347-53
        }
}
This study aims to identify risk factors and their prevalence in long-term sickness absence. The study is designed as a case-referent study which comprises 481 participants who have experienced a sickness absence lasting >10 weeks and a reference group of 1326 individuals in active employment. Multivariate analysis identified the following significant risk factors for men: (i) age >50 years [odds ratio (OR) = 2.4]; (ii) short period of education (OR = 2.3); (iii) unemployment within the last 3… CONTINUE READING

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