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Table 1 Baseline characteristics among workers of an airline company (n = 2.150) by sex

From: The influence of lifestyle and gender on sickness absence in Brazilian workers

  Females Males Total
  n % n %  
Individual characteristics      
Age (years)      
  Up to 29 497 56.4 449 35.4 946
  30 - 39 300 34.0 520 41.0 820
  40 - 49 72 8.2 213 16.8 285
  50 or more 12 1.3 87 6.9 99
Educational level      
  Even elementary school 802 91.3 788 62.1 1590
  High school 8 0.9 160 12.6 168
  College 71 8.1 321 25.3 392
Type of work      
  Administrative jobs 298 33.8 279 22.0 577
  Call center 212 24.1 98 7.7 310
  Blue collar jobs 86 9.7 687 54.1 773
  Air crew 285 32.3 205 16.1 490
Perceived stress in life      
  Low 152 17.3 339 26.8 491
  Moderate 326 37.1 485 38.3 811
  High 400 45.6 441 34.9 841
Lifestyle-related factors      
Body mass index      
  Normal weight (18.5-24.9) 632 71.7 480 37.8 1112
  Overweight (25-29.9) 189 21.4 577 45.5 766
  Obese (≥30) 60 6.8 212 16.7 272
Physical activity level      
  Regular 130 14.7 281 22.1 411
  Little 184 20.9 319 25.1 503
  Inactive 567 64.4 669 52.7 1236
Smoking      
  Non smoker 696 79.0 933 73.5 1629
  Ex-smoker 100 11.3 166 13.1 266
  Smoker 85 9.6 170 13.4 255
Absolute risk estimate for CHD*      
  0% 661 92.2 488 43.9 1149
  1-4% 45 6.2 391 35.2 436
  > 5% 12 1.6 232 20.9 244
Sick leave during 12 months      
  No sick leave 375 42.5 628 49.5 1003
  1-9 days sick leave 328 37.1 467 36.8 795
  10 or more days sick leave 178 20.4 174 13.7 352
  1. *Absolute risk for coronary heart disease in the next 10 years based on the Framingham equation.
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