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Table 1 Characteristics of women in full-time work, according to the number of days of sick leave in the preceding year (n = 955)

From: Fibromyalgia in the workplace: risk factors for sick leave are related to professional context rather than fibromyalgia characteristics— a French national survey of 955 patients

  No sick leave 1 to 30 days of sick leave 31 to 60 days of sick leave > 60 days of sick leave p
(n = 339) (n = 366) (n = 132) (n = 118)
Mean (standard deviation) or n (%) Mean (standard deviation) or n (%) Mean (standard deviation) or n (%) Mean (standard deviation) or n (%)
Sociodemographic Characteristics
 Age 45.3 (8.9) 43.7 (8.9) 45.5 (9.6) 44.6 (9.7) 0.08
 BMI 26 (6.1) 26.3 (6.3) 26.7 (5.3) 26.8 (6.2) 0.51
 Living with a partner 253 (74.6) 273 (74.6) 90 (68.2) 85 (72) 0.48
Living in an urban area 166 (49) 230 (62.8) 88 (66.7) 56 (47.5) < 0.0001
Monthly income      0.33
  < €1800 128 (37.8) 123 (33,6) 39 (29.6) 38 (32.2)  
  > €1800 211 (62.3) 243 (66.4) 93 (70.45) 80 (67.8)  
Dependent children 192 (70.6) 222 (80.7) 82 (77.4) 63 (70) 0.03
Clinical Characteristics
 Symptoms:
  Pain 336 (99.1) 362 (98.9) 132 (100) 118 (100) 0.46
  Fatigue 336 (99.1) 364 (99.5) 131 (99.2) 117 (99.2) 0.96
  Cognitive problems 213 (62.8) 241 (65.9) 97 (73.5) 76 (64.4) 0.18
  Sleep disorders 300 (88.5) 342 (93.4) 123 (93.2) 108 (91.5) 0.11
Other health problems 224 (66.1) 250 (68.3) 97 (73.5) 92 (78) 0.07
Associated depression 68 (30.4) 93 (37.1) 34 (35.1) 40 (43.5) 0.14
Associated anxiety 88 (39.3) 124 (49.4) 43 (44,3) 50 (43) 0.12
VAS score for last 48 h 7.1 (7.1) 6.8 (1.9) 7 (1.9) 7.4 (1.8) 0.03
Impact
 Global FIQ score 54.84 (11.5) 56.92 (8.1) 54.80 (11.6) 57.42 (10.4) 0.41
 Regular physical activity 165 (48.7) 162 (44.3) 64 (48.5) 47 (39.8) 0.31
Impact of fibromyalgia on:
 Emotional well-being 314 (92.6) 345 (94.3) 128 (97) 110 (93.2) 0.038
 Family life 293 (86.4) 311 (85) 116 (87.9) 102 (86.4) 0.43
 Social activities 285 (84.1) 321 (87.7) 121 (91.7) 105 (89) 0.12
 Leisure 292 (86.1) 330 (90.2) 122 (92.4) 109 (92.4) 0.13
 Marital relations 231 (68.1) 243 (66.4) 88 (66.7) 76 (64.4) 0.81
Feeling of support from partner 176 (51.9) 223 (60.9) 76 (57.6) 77 (65.3) 0.03
Treatments
 Regular treatment for FM 244 (72) 289 (79) 106 (80.3) 95 (80.5) 0.07
 Regular use of painkillers 316 (93.2) 347 (94.8) 124 (93.9) 113 (95.8) 0.71
Use of antidepressants 251 (74) 304 (83.1) 112 (84.8) 91 (77.1) 0.009
Use of antiepileptic agents 164 (48.4) 182 (49.7) 65 (49.2) 69 (58.5) 0.29