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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants

From: Predictive factors of the duration of sick leave due to mental disorders

Variables n % Mean SD
Socio-demographic
 Age at start of sick leave (years) 38.3 7.39
  20–29 26 12.6   
  30–39 96 46.4   
  40–49 72 34.8   
 50 13 6.3   
 Sex
  Male 168 81.2   
  Female 39 18.8   
 Age at employment (years) 25.6 3.81
  < 25 93 44.9   
  25–29 86 41.5   
 30 28 13.5   
 Tenure (years) 14.9 8.13
  < 5 22 10.6   
  5–9 32 15.5   
  10–19 87 42.0   
 20 66 31.9   
Clinical
 Number of previous sick leave
  0 141 68.1   
  1 37 17.9   
2 29 14.0   
 Diagnosis
  Major depressive disorder 104 50.2   
  Adjustment disorder 57 27.5   
  Bipolar disorder 13 6.3   
  Anxiety disorder 7 3.4   
  Schizophrenia 7 3.4   
  Others 19 9.2   
 Duration of sickness absence (days) 235.8 228.4
Work related
 Employee rank
  Manager 36 17.4   
  Senior staff 101 48.8   
  Normal staff 62 30.0   
  Assistant staff 8 3.9   
  1. SD standard deviation