Table 4

Frequency of absenteeism, impairment in work or in functioning in female and male patients and in patients in different age categories

GenderAge categories
FemaleMale<40 years40–60 years>60 years
Do you have a (paid) job (% yes)64.663.583.979.619.2*
If so, have you missed work/have you been absent from work due to your symptoms? (% yes)21.030.8*22.927.115.7
If so, did you have functional impairment at work due to your symptoms? (% yes)64.559.564.264.458.5
Have you been impaired in your daily functioning due to your symptoms? (% yes)61.662.165.962.653.5
  • *p Value < 0.05.