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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

Variables Moderate/poor work ability (N = 309) High work ability (N = 421) p-value Total Sample (N = 730)
Age at survey, mean (SD) 66.4 (5.8) 64.8 (5.8) < 0.001 65.5 (5.9)
Time RALP-survey (years), mean (SD) 3.0 (1.4) 3.0 (1.5) 0.73 3.0 (1.4)
Treatment failure, N (%) 74 (24) 80 (19) 0.11 154 (21)
Basic education, N (%)    < 0.001  
  > 12 years 158 (51) 289 (69)   447 (61)
  ≤ 12 years 151 (49) 132 (31)   283 (39)
Paired relationship, N (%) 276 (89) 392 (93) 0.04* 668 (92)
Employment status, N (%)    < 0.001*  
 Working full-time 53 (17) 228 (55)   281 (38)
 Working part-time 25 (8) 35 (8)   60 (8)
 Retired 149 (49) 142 (34)   291 (40)
 Sick-leave/rehabilitation 18 (6) 5 (1)   23 (3)
 Disability pension 48 (15) 2 (0)   50 (8)
 Unspecified 16 (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 point 191 (62) 345 (82)   536 (73)
 1 point 85 (28) 60 (14)   145 (20)
  ≥ 2 points 33 (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,