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Table 3 Prevalence of work characteristics in the cohort of 38 and 50-year-old Swedish women (n = 424).

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

Indistinct organisation and conflicts % (95% CI) n
Increased work-load 66 (62 – 71) 281
Unclear goals at workplace 34 (29 – 38) 143
Unclear work assignments 14 (10 – 17) 56
Unclear leadership 14 (11 – 18) 60
Conflicts at work 65 (60 – 69) 275
Involved in conflicts at work 35 (60--41) 97¤
Supervisor not solving conflicts 63 (57 – 69) 173¤
Individual demands and commitment   
High demands on oneself at work 93 (90 – 95) 395
Engaged in one's work 94 (91 – 96) 397
Think about work after working-day 92 (88 – 94) 388
Hard to set limits 87 (84 – 90) 371
High responsibility for one's work 59 (54 – 63) 249
Work over-time 71 (66 – 75) 301
Sleep disturbance on account of work 43 (38 – 48) 181
Influence at work   n
Time to finish assignments 90 (86 – 92) 380
Influence decisions at work 71 (66 – 75) 300
Supervisor consider your views 84 (81 – 88) 348*
Deciding on working pace 75 (71 – 79) 318
Work interference with leisure time   
Hard to find time to see the nearest 28 (24 – 32) 118
Hard to find time to see friends 34 (29 – 39) 144
Hard to find time for recreational activities 36 (32 – 41) 154
  1. ¤ 149 persons did not have any conflicts at work
  2. * 12 persons did not answer because of not having a supervisor.