Skip to main content

Table 4 Comparing non-responders and responders, the HUNT Study (HUNT2, 1995–1997), N = 34,262 aged 19–87 years

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

  Disability pension Rehabilitation benefit Retirement pension
  Valid answer (N = 28,847) No answer (N = 5,415) P-values* Valid answer (N = 27,105) No answer (N = 7,157) P-values* Valid answer (N = 27,853) No Answer (N = 6,409) P-values* Total (N = 34,262)
Female 50.9% 57.9% <0.001 50.4% 57.8% <0.001 50.3% 59.1% <0.001 52.0%
Age (mean, in years) 42.4 48.7 <0.001 41.4 51.1 <0.001 42.5 47.4 <0.001 43.4
  (SD) (12.3) (15.2)   (11.8) (14.2)   (12.7)    (13.0)
Anxiety 14.7% 18.2% <0.001 13.9% 20.1% <0.001 13.6% 22.4% <0.001 15.2%
Depression 8.6% 11.9% <0.001 7.9% 13.9% <0.001 7.9% 14.6% <0.001 9.1%
Somatic diagnosis >0 11.6% 15.7% <0.001 10.4% 19.0% <0.001 11.0% 17.6% <0.001 12.2%
Physical activity    <0.001    <0.001    <0.001  
  No 22.3% 23.1%   21.8% 24.8%   21.6% 25.7%   22.4%
  Moderate 46.3% 51.9%   45.6% 53.0%   46.3% 51.0%   47.2%
  Heavy 31.5% 25.1%   32.6% 22.2%   32.1% 23.3%   30.5%
Consumption of alcohol    <0.001    <0.001    <0.001  
  No consumption 25.5% 31.6%   24.1% 35.1%   24.8% 33.3%   26.4%
  Moderate consumption 71.7% 66.3%   72.9% 62.9%   72.3% 64.4%   70.8%
  Heavy consumption 2.9% 2.2%   3.0% 2.0%   2.9% 2.3%   2.8%
Smoking 31.4% 37.4% <0.001 30.9% 37.9% <0.001 30.7% 39.7% <0.001 32.4%
Marital status    <0.001    <0.001    <0.001  
  Married 62.3% 58.7%   61.6% 62.0%   62.4% 58.6%   61.7%
  Not married 29.0% 24.2%   30.2% 20.7%   29.2% 23.9%   28.2%
  Separated or divorced 7.3% 8.8%   7.1% 9.3%   6.8% 10.8%   7.6%
  Widow/Widower 1.5% 8.3%   1.1% 8.0%   1.6% 6.8%   2.6%
Self-reported disability pension 9.1%          7.7%
Receiving disability pension 8.6% 1.5% <0.001        7.5%
Self-reported rehabilitation benefit     1.8%       1.4%
Receiving rehabilitation benefit     1.6% 2.1% =0.004     1.7%
Self-reported retirement pension        5.7%    4.6%
Receiving retirement pension        4.6% 0.9% <0.001 3.9%
  1. *testing if there is a significant difference between those answering and those not answering, chi-square test/T-test.