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Table 2 Employment characteristics of overweight and obese persons

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

   total overweighta obesityb
   N N % N %
working hours full-time 7647 4092 53.5 1031 13.5
  part-time 1907 723 37.9 211 11.1
  apprenticeship 466 120 25.8 29 6.2
  minor employment 727 281 38.7 87 12.0
  p-value   < 0.001 < 0.001
duration of employment contract unlimited 7774 3893 50.1 1026 13.2
  temporary 1223 446 36.5 102 8.3
  self-employed 1750 877 50.1 230 13.1
  p-value   < 0.001 < 0.001
occupational categories upper grade of civil service 1335 671 50.3 133 10.0
  lower grade of civil service 2464 1067 43.3 287 11.6
  routine clerical/sales 1108 425 38.4 123 11.1
  routine service-sales 1222 524 42.9 133 10.9
  small employers 521 292 56.0 69 13.2
  independent 518 241 46.5 66 12.7
  skilled manual jobs 1699 959 56.4 226 13.3
  semi-unskilled manual 1731 956 55.2 303 17.5
  farm labour 149 81 54.4 18 12.1
  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.