Table 1

Rates and number of absences of 3 days or longer due to low back pain according to age and sex (n=732)

MenWomen
AgeAbsences (n)Rate of absences (n/100 person-years)Absences (n)Rate of absences (n/100 person-years)
18–251512.4464.75
26–303411.6854.57
31–354112.4969.84
36–403711.1612.07
41–452410.2146.32
>453410.5377.83
Total18511.35295.82