Table 1

Study population, response rate and number and proportion of physicians in the study population and in the study group, that is, those experiencing sickness certification to a great extent as a work environment problem, stratified on different background factors

Study populationResponding physiciansPhysicians <65 years dealing with sickness certification ≥ a few times a yearPhysicians perceiving sickness certification tasks to a great extent as a work environment problem
nn (%)n (%)n (%)*
All36 89822 349 (60.6)14 210 (38.5)1554 (11.4)
Sex
 Male20 93612 259 (58.6)7449 (35.6)864 (11.6)
 Female15 94610 085 (63.2)6760 (42.4)690 (10.2)
 Missing165 (31.3)1 (0.0)0 (0.0)
Age (years)
 20–4414 4628349 (57.7)6172 (42.7)606 (9.8)
 45–6419 89812 110 (60.9)8038 (40.4)948 (11.8)
 >6525381890 (74.5)
Specialist26 24216 300 (62.1)9777 (37.3)1126 (11.5)
Non-specialist10 6566049 (56.8)4433 (41.6)428 (9.7)
  • * Proportion of all the physicians responding on the ‘key question’ (n=13 675) concerning sickness certification tasks as a work environmental problem.