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Table 2 Sociodemographic indicators of the four job stress groups

From: A prospective study of cumulative job stress in relation to mental health

  Effort-reward imbalance at work (ERI) N (%)
  T1 no-T2 no T1 yes-T2no T1 no-T2 yes T1 yes-T2 yes
Sex (ns)     
   Men 672 (64.7) 108 (10.4) 91 (8.8) 168 (16.2)
   Women 561 (65.5) 88 (10.3) 95 (11.1) 112 (13.1)
Education (**)     
   Lowest (vocational school or less) 416 (67.4) 60 (9.7) 43 (7.0) 98 (15.9)
   Secondary school 222 (67.9) 31 (9.5) 24 (7.3) 50 (15.3)
   College 409 (62.5) 81 (12.4) 83 (12.7) 81 (12.4)
   Highest (university) 172 (63.9) 19 (7.1) 32 (11.9) 46 (17.1)
Age (ns)     
   18–34 yrs 309 (67.9) 52 (11.4) 45 (9.9) 49 (10.8)
   35–49 yrs 745 (63.7) 116 (9.9) 120 (10.3) 189 (16.2)
   50 yrs and + 157 (66.2) 22 (9.3) 19 (8.0) 39 (16.5)
  1. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001