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Table 3 Sick leave between 4th November 2003 and 27th December 2010 and medication of patients with elevated and normal calcium concentrations 1995–2000 at Tibro Health Care Centre, Sweden

From: Quality of life and health care consumption in primary care patients with elevated serum calcium concentrations in - a prospective, case control, study

  Patients with elevated calcium concentrations Patients with normal calcium concentrations Comparison between the groups
Variables Number Mean Median Number Mean Median p-value
Data from register        
Number 127    254    
Sick leave        
Individuals with certificates 12    25    0.90
Certificates/individual (n)   7.5 6.5   5.2 2.0 0.02
Days/individual   258 144   120 22 0.007
Days/certificate   34 28   23 17 < 0.001
Days/sick leave episode   87 47   54 15 0.001
Data from clinical investigation        
Medication        
All 63 5.3 5.0 132 3.5 3.0 0.002
  1. n.s = not significant.