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Table 1 Self-reported versus public registry information on disability pension, rehabilitation benefits and retirement pension, the HUNT Study (HUNT2, 1995–1997), N = 40,633 aged 19–87 years

From: A population based validation study of self-reported pensions and benefits: the Nord-Trøndelag health study (HUNT)

   Registry based information (gold standard)
   Recipient of pension Non-recipient Total
Self-reported information Disability pension 3,487 (93.3%) 251 (6.7%) 3,738 (100%)
No disability pension 46 (0.2%) 29,675 (99.8%) 29,721 (100%)
Missing response 129 (1.8%) 7,045 (98.2%) 7,174 (100%)
Total 3,662 (9.0%) 36,971 (91.0%) 40,633 (100%)
  Rehabilitation benefits 419 (72.2%) 161(27.8%) 580 (100%)
No rehabilitation benefit 94 (0.3%) 30,148 (99.7%) 30,242 (100%)
Missing response 181 (1.8%) 9,630 (98.2%) 9,811 (100%)
Total 694 (1.7%) 39,939 (98.3%) 40,633 (100%)
  Retirement pension 2,047 (83.2%) 414 (16.8%) 2,461 (100%)
No retirement pension 39 (0.1%) 29,762 (99.9%) 29,801 (100%)
Missing response 93 (1.1%) 8,278 (98.9%) 8,371 (100%)
  Total 2,179 (5.4%) 38,454 (94.6%) 40,633 (100%)
  1. Cross-table: Self-reported information on benefits versus public registry information. Data provided in numbers and percentages. Percentages calculated to equal 100% in rows.