Risk of disability pension in relation to gender and age in a Swedish county: A 12-year population based, prospective cohort study
2006 (English)In: Work: A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation, ISSN 1051-9815, Vol. 27, no 2, 173-179 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Residents of the county of Östergötland, Sweden, who were 16-64 years of age in December 1984 and not pensioned (n=229,864), were followed in a prospective, cohort, study of data collected between 1985 and 1996. Using survival methods as the method of analysis, the likelihood of being granted a disability pension was 14% for women, 11% for men, and increased with age. Women less than 54 years of age were at higher risk than men (P<0.001), 69% of disability pensions granted were full-time and 31% were part-time, more women received part-time pensions (P<0.001). Whether the differences observed are due to gender bias in social insurance practices, to disease patterns, to occupational and work-related factors, or to a cohort effect has yet to be determined.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOS Press , 2006. Vol. 27, no 2, 173-179 p.
Age, gender, disability pension, Sweden
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-56473OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-56473DiVA: diva2:319562