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Table 3 UNIVARIABLE ANALYSIS of socio-economic and work related variables associated with the intention to completely retire from the workforce for Baby Boomers aged 50+

From: A survey of retirement intentions of baby boomers: an overview of health, social and economic determinants

. n/N   %  OR p value
Current employment status^     
Full-time employee 111/407 27.3 1.00  
Part-time employee 64/208 30.9 1.19 (0.82 - 1.71) 0.359
Casual or temporary 18/56 31.2 1.21 (0.66 - 2.21) 0.541
Self-employed 17/141 12.2 0.37 (0.21 - 0.64) <0.001
Occupation     
Managers/Professionals 60/280 21.3 1.00  
Technicians/Trades Workers 18/99 18.4 0.83 (0.46 - 1.49) 0.538
Community and Personal Service Workers/Clerical and Administrative Workers 64/254 25.1 1.24 (0.83 - 1.86) 0.293
Sales Workers 28/63 44.3 2.94 (1.66 - 5.21) <0.001
Machinery Operators and Drivers/Labourers 40/110 36.3 2.11 (1.30 - 3.42) 0.002
Type of workplace     
Government agency 63/224 27.9 1.00  
A not-for-profit, religious, or community organisation 17/53 31.3 1.18 (0.62 - 2.26) 0.619
A private sector business 130/531 24.4 0.84 (0.59 - 1.19) 0.319
Size of workplace     
Small 42/173 24.0 1.00  
Medium 40/151 26.5 1.14 (0.69 - 1.88) 0.613
Large 122/403 30.4 1.38 (0.92 - 2.07) 0.123
Number of hours work per week     
40 or less hours 163/558 29.2 1.00  
More than 40 hours 48/254 18.7 0.56 (0.39 - 0.80) 0.002
How much thought about own retirement     
A lot 124/363 34.1 1.00  
Moderately 59/354 16.7 0.39 (0.27 - 0.55) <0.001
Not at all 28/95 29.1 0.80 (0.49 - 1.30) 0.364
How much job requires a lot of physical exertion or energy     
All to some of the time 135/508 26.5 1.00  
Almost none to none of the time 75/304 24.8 0.91 (0.66 - 1.27) 0.587
General feeling about job as a whole     
Dissatisfied, not sure 25/108 23.0 1.00  
Satisfied 185/705 26.3 1.19 (0.74 - 1.93) 0.466
“Job security is/was poor”     
Agree, not sure 39/151 25.6 1.00  
Disagree 172/661 26.0 1.02 (0.68 - 1.53) 0.925
Have the possibility to work from home     
Yes 34/196 17.3 1.00  
No 176/617 28.6 1.92 (1.28 - 2.90) 0.002
Work interferes with [personal] responsibilities & activities     
Almost always, often, sometimes, rarely 139/575 24.1 1.00  
Never 72/238 30.1 1.36 (0.97 - 1.90) 0.077
Satisfaction with balance between work and life     
Satisfied, neither, not sure 178/689 25.9 1.00  
Dissatisfied 32/123 25.9 1.00 (0.65 - 1.55) 0.986
Overall 210/812 25.9