Table 3

Mean number of sick days, days attributable to knee OA or associated comorbidity in patients with knee OA, and knee OA sick days according to doctor's certificate

Sick leaveDisability pension
WomenMenTotalWomenMenTotal
Sick days per year, mean (SD)18 (57)15 (52)17 (55)94 (149)47 (115)71 (135)
Sick days attributable to knee OA (%)*2.733.643.092.331.121.84
Knee OA sick days according doctor's certificate (%)1.211.611.371.191.271.22
  • * Or to comorbidity associated with knee OA in the patients with knee OA.

  • Percentage of days out of all days in the entire population of Skåne County.

  • OA, osteoarthritis.