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Table 2 Distribution of work-related factors by occupational class, stratified by gender.

From: Disability pension by occupational class - the impact of work-related factors: The Hordaland Health Study Cohort

  Work-related factors
  Part-time worka Years in current occupationb High physical demandsc High job demandsd Low job controle
  Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women
Occupational class (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%)
  p < 0.001* p < 0.001* p < 0.001* p = 0.001* p < 0.001* p < 0.001* p < 0.001* p < 0.001* p < 0.001* p < 0.001*
Administrators and professionals (6.3) (35.0) (58.9) (47.5) (7.9) (10.6) (47.9) (45.1) (19.6) (22.0)
Routine non-manual workers (13.5) (50.8) (52.6) (46.3) (12.0) (18.4) (39.9) (34.9) (37.6) (49.4)
Skilled manual workers (17.7) (73.6) (71.8) (48.3) (51.5) (59.4) (29.9) (32.1) (46.3) (62.3)
Unskilled manual workers (15.8) (69.7) (71.4) (35.8) (58.3) (46.0) (35.3) (30.1) (62.8) (80.7)
  1. * χ2 for differences between groups
  2. a Less than 37 hours per week
  3. b More than 14 years (mean) in current occupation
  4. c Walking/lifting and heavy manual work
  5. d Highest tertile of mean scores in tertiles, on demand sub-scale
  6. e Highest tertile of mean score in tertiles, on control sub-scale