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Table 2 Demographic, and health findings of the work ability groups at survey

From: A cross-sectional study of current work ability after radical prostatectomy

VariablesModerate/poor work ability (N = 309)High work ability (N = 421)p-valueTotal Sample (N = 730)
Age at survey, mean (SD)66.4 (5.8)64.8 (5.8)< 0.00165.5 (5.9)
Time RALP-survey (years), mean (SD)3.0 (1.4)3.0 (1.5)0.733.0 (1.4)
Treatment failure, N (%)74 (24)80 (19)0.11154 (21)
Basic education, N (%)  < 0.001 
  > 12 years158 (51)289 (69) 447 (61)
  ≤ 12 years151 (49)132 (31) 283 (39)
Paired relationship, N (%)276 (89)392 (93)0.04*668 (92)
Employment status, N (%)  < 0.001* 
 Working full-time53 (17)228 (55) 281 (38)
 Working part-time25 (8)35 (8) 60 (8)
 Retired149 (49)142 (34) 291 (40)
 Sick-leave/rehabilitation18 (6)5 (1) 23 (3)
 Disability pension48 (15)2 (0) 50 (8)
 Unspecified16 (5)9 (2) 25 (3)
Work ability, mean (SD)5.4 (1.8)8.8 (0.8)< 0.001*7.4 (2.1)
Comorbidity index, N (%)  < 0.001* 
 0 point191 (62)345 (82) 536 (73)
 1 point85 (28)60 (14) 145 (20)
  ≥ 2 points33 (10)16 (4) 49 (7)
Poor self-rated health, N (%)70 (23)14 (3)< 0.001*84 (12)
High neuroticism, N (%)#113 (37)51 (12)< 0.001*164 (23)
Clinical anxiety, N (%)#43 (14)18 (4)< 0.001*61 (8)
Clinical depression, N (%)#42 (14)8 (2)< 0.001*50 (7)
  1. *Adjusted for age at survey #High neuroticism = EPQ Neuroticism score ≥ 3; Clinical anxiety = HADS Anxiety sum ≥8; Clinical depression = HADS Depression sum ≥8,