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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the population

From: Influence of lifestyle factors on long-term sickness absence among female healthcare workers: a prospective cohort study

  Long-term Sickness Absence
Variable N Mean (2.5-97.5 percentile) Event (%)
Baseline 2005 (n = 7401)    
Age 7401 45.2 (24–60)  
Seniority (years working as health care worker)a 7306 9.0 (1–28)  
Occupational type:    
 Care helpers 4595   824 (11.2)
 Care assistants 1304   198 (2.7)
 Unskilled care helpers 162   24 (0.3)
 Registered nurses 936   106 (1.4)
 Therapists and activity workers 404   46 (0.6)
Physical activityb:    
 Sedentary 305   60 (19.7)
 Light activity 3028   518 (17.2)
 Moderate activity 3604   555 (15.4)
 Hard activity 341   40 (11.8)
Smoking statusc:    
 Never smoker 2817   395 (14.1)
 Ex-smoker 1778   274 (15.5)
 Current smoker 2724   511 (18.8)
BMI (kg/m2)d 7066 24.9 (18.7 - 35.6)  
BMI categoryd:    
 Underweight (<18.5 kg/m2) 140   21 (15.1)
 Normal weight (18.5-24.9 kg/m2) 4021   573 (14.3)
 Overweight (25–29.9 kg/m2) 2059   357 (17.4)
 Obese (>30 kg/m2) 846   184 (21.9)
Previous long-term sickness absence:    
 Yes 1045   293 (28.1)
 No 6356   905 (14.3)
  1. a95 missing responses.
  2. b123 missing responses.
  3. c82 missing responses.
  4. d335 missing responses.