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Table 1 Sociodemographic Characteristics and working schedule of Study Participants

From: Psychosocial work load and stress in the geriatric care

   Total (incl. other professions in the sample); N = 889 HC; N = 412 GNH; N = 313
Gender Male 98 (11%) 25 (6%) 49 (16%)
  Female 779 (88%) 385 (93%) 260 (83%)
  No answer 12 (1%) 2 (1%) 4 (1%)
Age - 30 years 112 (13%) 56 (14%) 45 (14%)
  30-39 years 135 (15%) 59 (14%) 61 (19%)
  40-49 years 324 (36%) 180 (44%) 90 (29%)
  50 + years 257 (29%) 103 (25%) 95 (30%)
  No answer 61: (7%) 14 (3%) 22 (7%)
Work hours per week 35+ h/week 383 (43%) 128 (31%) 191 (61%)
  15 - 34 h/week 359 (40%) 196 (48%) 99 (32%)
  <15 h/week 135 (15%) 87 (21%) 19 (6%)
  no answer 12 (1%) 1 (0%) 4 (1%)
On-call duties (n in last month) None/n.a. 661 (74%) 247 (60%) 263 (84%)
  1-5 172 (19%) 124 (30%) 42 (13%)
  6+ 56 (6%) 41 (10%) 8 (3%)
Night shifts (n in last month) None/n.a. 750 (85%) 372 (90%) 220 (70%)
  1-5 102 (11%) 28 (7%) 69 (22%)
  6+ 37 (4%) 12 (3%) 24 (8%)
Shared shifts (n in last month) None/n.a. 512 (58%) 125 (30%) 234 (74%)
  1-5 281 (32%) 207 (50%) 68 (22%)
  6+ 96 (11%) 80 (20%) 11 (4%)
Alternating shifts (n in last month) None/n.a. 457 (51%) 217 (53%) 110 (35%)
  1-5 254 (29%) 141 (34%) 96 (31%)
  6+ 178 (20%) 54 (13%) 107 (34%)
  1. Sum may differ from 100% due to rounding.