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Table 3 Distribution of participants by sociodemographic factors, social and economic situation, and health

From: Health-related and social factors predicting non-reemployment amongst newly unemployed

   Frequency Percentage    Frequency Percentage
Reemployment a Reemployed 81 16.1% Worried over economy No 100 20.6%
  Not reemployed 421 83.9%   Yes 386 79.4%
Age 17-25 178 35.5% Significance of work Not important 96 20.1%
  26-45 231 46.0%   Important 381 79.9%
  46-64 93 18.5% previously unemployment No 284 56.6%
Sex Female 233 46.4%   Yes 218 43.4%
  Male 269 53.6% Longstanding illness No 376 77.8%
Place of birth Sweden 392 79.5%   Yes 107 22.2%
  Abroad 101 20.5% Visit to a physician No 239 50.4%
Education University 124 25.3%   Yes 235 49.6%
  Secondary school 227 46.2% Self-rated health Good 411 84.0%
  Lower secondary school 87 17.7%   Bad 78 16.0%
  Other 53 10.8% PSC d Better functioning 335 74.8%
Civil status Single 231 47.0%   Worse functioning 113 25.2%
  Married/Cohabiting 261 53.0% GHQ-12 e No mental distress 233 49.4%
Place of residence b Mayor city 150 29.9%   Mental distress 239 50.6%
  Other cities 147 29.3% MSC f Better functioning 237 52.9%
  Smaller cities and rural districts 205 40.8%   Worse functioning 211 47.1%
Social network size c Low 100 20.6% Depression No depression 452 91.7%
  High 386 79.4%   Depression 41 8.3%
Emotional support Low 120 24.8% CES-D g Low degree of dep. 356 76.9%
  High 363 75.2%   High degree of dep. 107 23.1%
Monthly saving Yes 205 42.9% Burnout h Low burnout 337 75.4%
  No 273 57.1%   High burnout 110 24.6%
Manage sudden expend        
  Yes 305 63.5% Risky alcohol use i No risky alcohol use 343 75.4%
  No 175 36.5%   Risky alcohol use 112 24.6%
Difficulties with current expenditures No 273 56.4%     
  Yes 211 43.6%     
  1. a = Had been employed at least three months and had employment as last registration.
  2. b = Mayor city = district with > 200,000 inhabitants plus suburban districts adjacent to these districts. Other city = district with 50,000-200,000 inhabitants. In accordance with Svenska Kommunförbundet [56].
  3. c = How many individuals do you know and have contact with and with whom you share the same interests?
  4. d = Physical functioning level according to SF-12 Physical Component Study.
  5. e = General Health Questionnaire-12.
  6. f = Mental functioning level according to SF-12 Mental Component Study.
  7. g = Centre of Epidemiological Studies - Depression scale.
  8. h = Shirom Melamed Burnout Questionnaire.
  9. I = Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT).