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Table 1 Characteristics of all the healthcare workers responding at baseline (n = 3207).

From: Healthcare workers' participation in a healthy-lifestyle-promotion project in western Sweden

Variable (n) Classification Characteristics n (%)
Sex (3207) Women 2772 (86)
  Men 435 (14)
Age (3207) Years  
  18-34 461 (14)
  35-44 801 (25)
  45-54 1104 (34)
  55+ 841 (26)
Educational level1 (2900) Lower 1160 (40)
  Higher 1740 (60)
BMI (3166) Mean (SD) 24.5 (SD 3.6)
- Underweight BMI< 18.5 31 (1)
- Normal weight BMI 18.5-24.9 1901 (59)
- Overweight BMI 25-29.9 1011 (32)
- Obese BMI > 30 223 (7)
Physical activity (3185) Sedentary 470 (15)
  Light activity 1697 (53)
  Moderate to vigorous 1018 (32)
Sleep disturbances (3188) No 2346 (73)
  Yes 842 (26)
HAD-D score (3143) < 7 2584 (82)
  ≥ 7 559 (18)
Expectation/feelings about going to work (3164) Happy or fairly happy and satisfied at the thought of an interesting workday ahead 2447 (77)
  Neither positive nor negative feelings about going to work 431 (14)
  Rather or strong uneasy feeling about going to work 286 (9)
Self-reported health (n = 3,195) Very good/good 2620 (82)
  Neither good or bad 388 (12)
  Not good 187 (6)
  1. 1 Lower = high school/vocational; Higher = college/university. Missing are those responding to 'other professions' that could not be categorized into lower or higher education.
  2. BMI = Body mass index.
  3. HAD-D = Subscale depression of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. A score of ≥ 7 is used to indicate a relative lack of joy/happiness.