publication . Doctoral thesis . 2002

Some determinants of sick leave for respiratory disease : Occupation, asthma, obesity, smoking and rehabilitation

  • Published: 20 Sep 2002
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
The cost to society of sick leave and disability pensions is currently the most urgent economic problem in Sweden. The availability of a large sick-listing database, Collective Group Health Insurance, AGS (in Swedish: Avtalsgruppsjukförsäkring) provides a rare opportunity to study sick leave in Sweden. Periods of sick leave exceeding 14 days are recorded together with a mandatory diagnosis by a physician, gender, age, residential area, name of the employer, and occupation. Aim: The overall aim was to investigate some determinants of sick leave because of respiratory disease, and to validate the AGS sick leave register regarding asthma. Methods: In paper I data o...
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