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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics and working schedules of study participants

From: Psychosocial workload and stress in the workers’ representative

   Total; N= 309
Gender Male 225 72.80%
  Female 84 27.20%
Age 18-24 and 25 - 34 32 10.40%
  35-44 81 26.20%
  45-54 143 46.30%
  55+ 47 15.20%
  No answer 6 1.19%
Working hours per week 35+ h/week 287 92.90%
  15-34 h/week 20 6.50%
  < 15 h/week 2 0.60%
Company size 0 - 100 33 10.70%
  100 - 500 90 20.10%
  500 - 1000 60 19.40%
  1000 - 1500 16 5.20%
  1500 - 2000 12 3.90%
  > 2000 98 31.70%
Kind of work Mostly desk work 215 69.60%
  Mostly physically work 14 4.50%
  About equally 80 35.90%
  No answer 0 0.00%
Education Secondary school certificate 4 1.30%
  Completed vocational training 237 76.70%
  College degree 21 8.70%
  No answer 41 13.30%
Kind of employee's representative Full-time works council member 113 36.60%
  Volunteer works council member 196 56.00%
Industry Metal-working 235 75.50%
  Service 36 11.70%
  IT 7 2.30%
  Chemical 18 5.90%
  Textile 8 2.60%
  Others 3 1.00%
KdB92 Classification Storage management 11 3.60%
Chemistry 4 1.30%
  Metal producing and working 29 9.40%
  Metal, machinist or similar 80 25.90%
  Electronics or similar 25 8.10%
  Machinist and engine driver 8 2.60%
  Engineer 20 6.50%
  Technical profession (engineer, chemist) 33 10.70%
  Service 21 6.80%
  Organisation and management (leadership role) 20 6.50%
  Business employees 47 15.20%
  Health sector 4 1.30%
  Social and educational profession 4 1.30%
  No answer 3 1.00%
  1. Sum total may not be 100% due to rounding.