Disability retirement among university public servants: epidemiological profile and causes

<div><p>ABSTRACT Objective: To identify the epidemiological profile and causes of disability pensions for university public servants. Method: A cross-sectional and descriptive study, carried out with 40 retired employees due to disability of a public university. Sociodemographic, occupational and clinical data were obtained. The analyses were stratified according to gender, considering a significance level of 5%. Results: Disability pensions were more frequent among women (72.5%), aged up to 60 years (77.5%). Mental and behavioral disorders were mainly responsible for pensions (35%). There was a significant difference between the sexes (p ≤ 0.05) for the variables: educational level, function performed by the worker and presence of dependents. Conclusion: The epidemiological profile showed a higher frequency of female, married/stable marital status, aged between 51 and 60 years and up to 12 years of schooling. Chronic degenerative diseases were predominant among the causes for disability pensions.</p></div>