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Table 2 Association of occupational position and educational level (with categories of social class)

From: The social gradient in work and health: a cross-sectional study exploring the relationship between working conditions and health inequalities

  No or only compulsory education (n = 408) Basic vocational education (n = 869) Higher vocational education (n = 373) University degree, doctorate (n = 169) Total (N = 1,819)
Production position (n = 1,256) 89.2% a 78.5% b 45.3% c 24.3% d 69.0%
Supervisory position (n = 549) 10.8% b 21.4% c 53.1% d 71.6% e 30.2%
Management position (n = 14) 0.0% c 0.1% d 1.6% e 4.1% e 0.8%
Total (N = 1,819) 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
  1. Gamma coefficient = 0.67, p < .001.
  2. a class I (n = 364), b class II (n = 726), c class III (n = 355), d class IV (n = 240), e class V (n = 134).
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