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Table 1 Socio-demographic description of the study population (n = 10,747), stratified for overweight and obese people

From: Association between overweight, obesity and self-perceived job insecurity in German employees

   total overweighta obesityb
   N N % N %
Total   10747 5216   1358  
Sex female 4951 1790 36.2 556 11.2
  male 5796 3426 59.1 802 13.8
  p-value   < 0.001 < 0.001
Age 17-29 years 1803 473 26.2 107 5.9
  30-39 years 2754 1236 44.9 292 10.6
  40-49 years 3384 1773 52.4 474 14.0
  50-64 years 2806 1734 61.8 485 17.3
  p-value   < 0.001 < 0.001
marital status married/cohabitant 6984 3808 54.5 1008 14.4
  single 2733 881 32.2 211 7.7
  divorced 893 437 48.9 109 12.2
  widowed 137 90 65.7 30 21.9
  p-value   < 0.001 < 0.001
nationality German 9975 4794 48.1 1253 12.6
  non-German 772 422 54.7 105 13.6
  p-value   < 0.001 0.062
educational level grammar school (13 years) 3265 1368 41.9 288 8.8
  secondary school (10 years) 3768 1767 46.9 469 12.4
  compulsory school (9 years) 2655 1557 58.6 466 17.6
  no schooling grade 184 100 54.3 31 16.8
  other 631 338 53.6 83 13.2
  not specified 244 86 35.2 21 8.6
  p-value   < 0.001 < 0.001
  1. a Overweight is defined by a BMI between 25 kg/m2 and 29.9 kg/m2. b Obesity is defined by a BMI of 30 kg/m2 or more.