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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the total population, intervention group and business as usual group (N = 125)

From: Effectiveness of a problem-solving based intervention to prolong the working life of ageing workers

  All workers Intervention group Usual business group
Characteristics N % N % N %
Gender (n = 125)       
Female 100 81 46 73 54 89
Male 24 19 17 27 7 11
Education (n = 125)       
Low 21 17 12 19 9 15
Medium 49 40 21 34 28 46
High 53 43 29 47 24 39
Occupation (n = 125)       
Executive 91 74 53 85 38 53
Secretarial or administrative 20 16 4 7 16 26
Policy 7 6 4 7 3 5
Management 5 4 1 1 4 6
Sector (n = 125)       
Health care 92 74 52 81 40 66
Education 33 26 12 19 21 34
Shift work (n = 125)       
Yes 75 62 47 77 28 54
No 47 38 14 23 33 46
Duration current position in years (n = 125)       
0-10 21 17 12 19 19 15
11-20 26 22 12 19 14 24
21-30 36 30 19 31 17 29
31-40 33 27 18 29 15 25
>40 5 4 1 2 4 7
Years paid work (n = 125)       
0-10       
11-20 15 12 8 13 7 12
21-30 46 37 21 34 25 41
31-40 53 43 31 50 22 36
>40 9 7 2 3 7 11