Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (TTL): Work and Health interview survey
Classification by sex
male, female, combined
The question used in the interview: "Do you believe that your health will allow you to practice your current profession until retirement? No, definitely not, No, probably not, Yes, probably or Yes, definitely." The indicator gives the percentage of respondents who have selected the alternative "Yes, probably" or "Yes, definitely". Data for men and women were combined and adjusted for age and sex by a direct method of standardisation. Sex-specific data were adjusted for age by the same method. The standardisation was based on the age- and sex distribution of the respondents in active employment in the survey of 2000.
The figures are based on respondents' own perceptions. As the study is a sample survey, the figures are affected by random sampling error. The sample size was some 5000 people, of which just over 2000 were in active employment at the time of the survey. The survey used computer assisted telephone interviewing (CATI), and some non-responses can be attributed to unsuccessful attempts to find telephone numbers for all people in the sample. The questions were presented in Finnish.
The figures are standardised, that is, an attempt has been made to allow for variation in age and sex distribution between different surveys. As a consequence, the figures differ from the actual situation at the time of each survey, the difference being greater the more the age and sex distributions of the survey concerned differ from the reference year's (2000) distributions. Due to the standardisation and differences in filtering the respondents, the indicator values may differ from figures based on the same dataset that have been published elsewhere. (Simo Virtanen)
Work and Health interview survey
Timo Kauppinen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Simo Virtanen (email@example.com)
The indicator can be used to monitor the attainment of the targets set in the Health 2015 public health programme.