Table 1

Description of the working-age (16–64 years) study population in Skåne County, Sweden

Patients with knee OAGeneral population
CharacteristicsWomen (n=7613)Men (n=7732)Women (n=390 847)Men (n=398 519)
Age, mean (SD) years55 (8.2)53 (9.2)40 (14.1)40 (14.0)
Individuals with sick leave, n (%)1602 (21.0)1328 (17.2)36 295 (9.3)23 197 (5.8)
Age of individuals with sick leave, mean (SD) years55 (7.8)54 (8.8)44 (11.7)46 (12.0)
Individuals with disability pension, n (%)2457 (32.3)1255 (16.2)38 064 (9.7)24 818 (6.2)
Age of individuals with disability pension, mean (SD) years58 (5.8)58 (6.2)52 (10.5)51 (11.9)
  • OA, osteoarthritis.