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Table 3 Characteristics of jobs reported by the REGARDS occupational ancillary study sample, by job type a

From: Methods and feasibility of collecting occupational data for a large population-based cohort study in the United States: the reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke study

Characteristic Job typeb
Current (n = 4,949) Longest held (n = 17,041) Enrollment (n = 7,532)
Type of employment
Unknown 0 (0) 18 (<1)c 823 (11)d
Wage 3638 (74) 14988 (88) 5254 (70)
Self 1311 (26) 2035 (12) 1455 (19)
Among wage employed
 Covered by a union? 507 (14) 3824 (26) 1043 (20)
 Supervisory responsibilities? 1283 (35) 7777 (52) 2351 (45)
Work arrangement
 On call employee 172 (5) 166 (1) 124 (2)
 Subcontractor/temporary agency 109 (3) 135 (1) 91 (2)
 Regular, permanent employee 3326 (91) 14626 (98) 5012 (95)
 Unknown 31 (1) 61 (<1) 27 (1)
Among self employed
 Self-employment wages represent ≥20% of household income? 852 (65) 1553 (76) 1068 (73)
 Work arrangement
 Business owner 988 (75) 1630 (80) 1150 (79)
 Independent contractor/consultant/freelance 323 (25) 405 (20) 305 (21)
Industry sector (census based) e
Unknown 0 (0) 18 (<1) 823 (11)
Not codable 2 (<1) 9 (<1) 12 (<1)
Agriculture, forestry & fishing 75 (2) 196 (1) 92 (1)
Construction 197 (4) 577 (3) 277 (4)
Health care & social assistance 817 (17) 2280 (13) 1014 (13)
Manufacturing 338 (7) 2867 (17) 656 (9)
Mining 10 (<1) 62 (<1) 17 (<1)
Servicesf 2799 (57) 8405 (49) 3666 (49)
Information 97 (2) 567 (3) 142 (2)
Finance and insurance 216 (4) 722 (4) 293 (4)
Real estate, rental, and leasing 188 (4) 266 (2) 209 (3)
Professional, scientific, and technical 372 (8) 654 (4) 455 (6)
Corporate management 0 (0) 6 (<1) 1 (<1)
Administrative support and waste management 162 (3) 284 (2) 209 (3)
Education 791 (16) 2884 (17) 1129 (15)
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 122 (2) 150 (1) 111 (1)
Accommodation and food 69 (1) 315 (2) 98 (1)
Public administration (government) 348 (7) 1679 (10) 509 (7)
Other service industries 434 (9) 878 (5) 510 (7)
Transportation, warehousing & utilities 239 (5) 1105 (6) 390 (5)
Wholesale and retail trade 470 (9) 1275 (7) 582 (8)
Armed forces 2 (<1) 247 (1) 3 (<1)
Occupational group g
Unknown 0 (0) 18 (<1) 823 (11)
Not codable 4 (<1) 10 (<1) 12 (<1)
11-Management 633 (13) 2359 (14) 908 (12)
13-Business and financial operations 277 (6) 684 (4) 352 (5)
15-Computer and mathematical science 86 (2) 250 (1) 126 (2)
17-Architecture and engineering 97 (2) 467 (3) 151 (2)
19-Life, physical, and social science 72 (1) 256 (2) 101 (1)
21-Community and social services 206 (4) 518 (3) 261 (3)
23-Legal 89 (2) 174 (1) 121 (2)
25-Education, training, and library 544 (11) 2039 (12) 771 (10)
27-Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media 167 (3) 274 (2) 175 (2)
29-Healthcare practitioner and technical 338 (7) 1067 (6) 439 (6)
31-Healthcare support 115 (2) 363 (2) 130 (2)
33-Protective service (firefighters/law enforcement) 121 (2) 318 (2) 151 (2)
35-Food preparation and serving related 78 (2) 343 (2) 104 (1)
37-Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance 139 (3) 386 (2) 208 (3)
39-Personal care and service 227 (5) 386 (2) 229 (3)
41-Sales and related 504 (10) 1192 (7) 647 (9)
43-Office and administrative support 618 (12) 2520 (15) 850 (11)
45-Farming, fishing, and forestry 17 (<1) 54 (<1) 23 (<1)
47-Construction and extraction 123 (2) 464 (3) 190 (3)
49-Installation, maintenance, and repair 104 (2) 540 (3) 139 (2)
51-Production 171 (3) 1438 (8) 314 (4)
53-Transportation and material moving 219 (4) 686 (4) 304 (4)
55-Military 0 (0) 235 (1) 3 (<1)
  1. aAll values are n (percentage). Percentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
  2. bCurrent jobs were held when the NIOSH survey was administered; longest-held jobs include 2883 current jobs that were the same as the longest-held job; and enrollment jobs were held at REGARDS enrollment and include 3454 current and 2276 longest-held jobs that were the same as the enrollment job (see Additional file 1).
  3. cUnknown for 18 subjects that reported working for pay at the REGARDS enrollment interview, but did not report any employment at the NIOSH occupational survey.
  4. dUnknown for 823 subjects that reported working for pay at the REGARDS enrollment interview (based on concurrent reports for 539 subjects and retrospective reports for 284 subjects), but did not report any job at the NIOSH occupational survey that coincided with the enrollment interview date (see Additional file 1).
  5. eUS 2002 Census codes for industry were aggregated to 8 industry sectors.
  6. fSubcategories of the service industry are reported in italics.
  7. gUS 2002 Census codes for occupation were aggregated to 23 standard major occupational groups. The two-digit notation refers to the first two digits of the Standard Occupation Classification.