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Table 2 Sociodemographic and employment features of the teacher and control groups

From: Do teachers have more health problems? Results from a French cross-sectional survey

Features Teachers (N = 3,679) Controls (N = 1,817) p
  n % n %  
Sociodemographic      
   Gender      0.000***
Male 1,496 40.7 875 48.2  
Female 2,183 59.3 942 51.8  
   Age      0.003**
20 – 39 years♣ 1,191 32.5 541 30.1  
40 – 49 years 1,216 33.2 553 30.8  
≥ 50 years♠ 1,259 34.3 702 39.1  
   Marital status      0.056
Married or living with someone 2,866 78.2 1,392 76.9  
Single 467 12.7 213 11.8  
Separated or divorced 285 7.8 176 9.7  
Widowed 45 1.2 28 1.5  
   Educational level      0.000***
Lower than Baccalaureate degree 48 1.3 674 37.5  
Baccalaureate degree 675 18.3 273 15.2  
≤ 2 years at university 724 19.7 273 15.2  
3 – 4 years at university 1,582 43.0 339 18.9  
≥ 5 years at university 650 17.7 239 13.3  
Career cycle      
   Number of years in current profession      0.000***
< 5 years 417 11.4 315 17.9  
5 – 9 years 473 12.9 259 14.7  
10 – 19 years 723 19.8 370 21.0  
20 – 29 years 1,173 32.1 502 28.5  
≥ 30 years 873 23.9 315 17.9  
   Long-term sick leave      0.509
At least one in the past five years 96 2.6 42 2.3  
None 3,583 97.4 1,774 97.7  
Working environment      
   Work schedule      0.000***
Irregular 1,860 51.2 668 37.8  
Regular 1,770 48.8 1,099 62.2  
   Commuting time from home to work      0.000***
≤ 15 minutes 1,228 34.0 586 34.2  
16 – 30 minutes 1,194 33.1 500 29.2  
31 – 60 minutes 831 23.0 382 22.3  
> 60 minutes 356 9.9 243 14.2  
  1. n = number of cases in each category for each group. % = proportion of cases in each category for each group. p = p-value from Chi-square test (*p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001). Mean age of the subjects in each group: ♣ Teacher: 32.1, Control: 31.4 ; Teacher: 44.8, Control: 45.3 ; ♠ Teacher: 53.3, Control: 53.6.