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Table 2 Employment and educational data, sick-leave and partial disability pension of the participants.

From: The prevalence of work-related stress, and its association with self-perceived health and sick-leave, in a population of employed Swedish women

  Entire group n = 424 38-years-old n = 172 50-years-old n = 252  
  n % n % n % P
Employment        0.186
   Permanent 364 86 143 83 221 88  
   Temporary (deputy) 60 14 29 17 31 12  
Hours worked/week        0.228
   Full-time (>32) 314 74 132 77 182 72  
   Part-time (<32) 102 24 36 21 66 26  
   Missing data 8 2 4 2 4 2  
Employer        0.001¤
   Public 227 53 69 40 158 63  
   Private 138 33 78 45 60 24  
   Self-employed 32 8 15 9 17 7  
   Combined 27 6 10 6 17 7  
Occupational class        0.538
   Manager 26 6 12 7 14 5  
   High level non-manual 131 31 46 27 85 34  
   Middle level non-manual 98 23 45 26 53 21  
   Low level non-manual 130 31 53 30 77 31  
   Manual 20 5 8 5 12 5  
   Missing data 19 4 8 5 11 4  
Educational level        0.073
   > 12 years 233 55 93 54 140 57  
   10 – 12 years 149 35 68 40 81 32  
   <= 9 years 42 10 11 6 31 11  
Sick-leave 30 7 5 3 25 10 0.006¤
Partial disability pension 18 4 5 3 13 5 0.814
  1. ¤Statistically significant
  2. The two age-groups are presented separately and statistical significance levels of differences between the groups are given (n = 424).