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Table 1 Distribution among women and men, % for dichotomous variables, median (iqr) for continuous variables in relation to peripheral employment score

From: Is the core-periphery labour market structure related to perceived health? findings of the Northern Swedish Cohort

Variable Women p-value
  No exposure Low exposure Medium exposure High exposure  
  n = 239 n = 81 n = 74 n = 79  
Dependent variables age 42      
   Poor or average self-rated health (%) 31.8 35.8 39.2 46.2 0.13
   Psychological distress (%) 20.6 33.3 32.9 39.2 0.004
Independent variables      
   Poor or average self-rated health age 30 (%) 18.4 27.5 32.9 34.6 0.007
   Psychological distress age 30 (%) 13.8 25.9 33.8 31.6 < 0.001
Sociodemographics      0.008
   Blue-collar worker (%) 28.9 23.5 29.7 48.1  
   Lower white-collar worker (%) 18.8 24.7 13.5 8.9  
   Upper white-collar worker (%) 52.3 51.9 56.8 43.0  
   Marital status single (%) 18.5 22.2 9.5 27.8 0.031
   Parental status no children (%) 14.3 9.9 9.5 8.9 0.43
Unemployment*      < 0.001
   Ever unemployed* (%) 10.0 35.8 33.8 46.8  
   Time in unemployment, Md (iqr)* 2.00 (1.00-3.75) 2.00 (1.00-5.00) 3.00 (1.50-5.00) 3.00 (2.00-8.50)  
Out of labour market*      < 0.001
   Ever out of labour market * (%) 13.8 45.7 44.6 50.6  
   Time out of labour market Md (iqr)* 4.00 (2.50-7.50) 6.00 (4.00-11.00) 5.00 (3.00-10.50) 6.00 (4.00-10.75)  
Variable Men p -value
  No exposure n = 313 Low exposure n = 65 Medium exposure n = 74 High exposure n = 60  
Dependent variables age 42      
   Poor or average self-rated health (%) 30.7 35.4 37.0 45.0 0.169
   Psychological distress (%) 24.6 26.2 35.6 51.7 < 0.001
Independent variables      
   Poor or average self-rated health age 30 (%) 18.1 22.2 31.5 26.7 0.061
   Psychological distress age 30 (%) 20.8 27.7 36.5 36.7 0.006
Sociodemographics      < 0.001
   Blue-collar worker (%) 40.2 28.1 23.0 56.7  
   Lower white-collar worker (%) 11.3 10.9 2.7 11.7  
   Upper white-collar worker (%) 48.6 60.9 74.3 31.7  
   Marital status single (%) 21.8 27.7 18.9 45.0 0.001
   Parental status no children (%) 21.5 24.6 16.2 35.0 0.06
Unemployment*      < 0.001
   Ever unemployed* (%) 12.1 33.8 24.3 60.0  
   Time in unemployment, Md (iqr)* 2.00 (1.00-5.50) 4.50 (2.00-8.25) 3.50 (2.00-5.25) 6.50 (3.00-11.25)  
Out of labour market*      < 0.001
   Ever out of labour market * (%) 8.3 23.1 25.7 34.5  
   Time out of labour market Md (iqr)* 5.00 (2.00-9.00) 7.00 (3.00-10.00) 7.00 (4.00-9.00) 5.00 (2.50-9.50)  
  1. *P-values are from Kruskal-Wallis test with continuous time in unemployment/out of labour market by exposure to peripheral employment. Due to sample median = 0, descriptive statistics are reported as percentage ever unemployed/out of labour market, as well as median time in unemployment/out of labour market in the subsample with at least one spell of unemployment/being out of labour market