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Table 2 Comparison of age and percentage of health-related lifestyle of permanent and fixed-term workers

From: Body mass index, blood pressure, and glucose and lipid metabolism among permanent and fixed-term workers in the manufacturing industry: a cross-sectional study

Variables Permanent Fixed-term p-value  
  (n = 1,363) (n = 338)   
Age mean (standard deviation) 30.9 (8.0) 29.6 (7.9) 0.003 **
Health related lifestyle n (%)       
  Current smoker 786 (57.7%) 215 (63.6%) 0.027 *
  Alcohol consumption, yes 676 (49.6%) 154 (45.6%) 0.422  
  Heavy drinker 189 (13.9%) 22 (6.5%) 0.002 **
  Doing exercise, yes 223 (16.4%) 77 (22.8%) 0.009 **
  Eating breakfast 946 (69.4%) 246 (72.8%) 0.313  
  Eating dinner late 324 (23.8%) 53 (15.7%) 0.004 **
  Sleep satisfaction, good 670 (49.2%) 179 (53.0%) 0.341  
  Overtime work 768 (56.4%) 122 (36.1%) <0.001 **
  1. Wilcoxon rank sum test was used to compare age between permanent and fixed-term workers.
  2. Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel test was used to compare health related lifestyle between permanent and fixed-term workers. *p < 0.05 **p < 0.01.