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Table 1 Comparing the prevalence of health problems among ambulance personnel and the core work force in Denmark

From: Physical and psychosocial work environment factors and their association with health outcomes in Danish ambulance personnel – a cross-sectional study

  Pain in arm, shoulder, neck Pain in low back Poor mental health Poor self-rated health Poor quality of sleep
Ambulance personnel (n = 1689) Core work force in Denmark (n = 14175) Ambulance personnel (n = 1690) Core work force in Denmark (n = 14189) Ambulance personnel (n = 1676) Core work force in Denmark (n = 14040) Ambulance personnel (n = 1661) Core work force in Denmark (n = 14097) Ambulance personnel only (n = 1684)
All 42 (40–44) 29 (29–30) 40 (38–42) 30 (29–31) 18 (16–20) 20 (20–21) 4 (3–4) 11 (10–11) 19 (17–21)
Gender
Women 44 (34–53) 36 (35–37) 42 (33–52) 33 (32–34) 25 (17–34) 24 (23–25) 1 (0–3) 11 (10–12) 19 (11–26)
Men 42 (40–44) 23 (22–24) 40 (38–42) 27 (26–28) 17 (15–19) 17 (16–18) 4 (3–5) 10 (9–11) 19 (17–21)
Age groups
18–29 34 (28–39) 24 (22–26) 33 (28–38) 29 (26–31) 21 (17–25) 23 (21–25) 2 (0–3) 7 (6–9) 19 (15–23)
30–39 43 (39–47) 25 (23–26) 42 (38–47) 29 (27–30) 20 (17–24) 21 (20–23) 3 (2–5) 8 (7–9) 19 (16–23)
40–49 44 (39–49) 31 (29–32) 41 (36–46) 30 (29–31) 16 (13–20) 20 (19–21) 4 (2–6) 10 (9–11) 17 (13–21)
50–59 46 (41–51) 35 (34–37) 42 (37–46) 33 (31–34) 13 (10–17) 20 (18–21) 5 (3–7) 15 (14–16) 21 (17–25)
60+ 46 (35–58) 25 (22–28) 44 (32–55) 26 (23–29) 13 (5–21) 14 (11–16) 4 (0–9) 9 (7–11) 19 (9–28)
  1. Percentage with 95% Confidence Intervals.