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Table 1 Comparison of respondents’ (n = 4436) demographic and occupational characteristics against Northern Ireland civil service population

From: Work engagement and its association with occupational sitting time: results from the Stormont study

  Survey respondents(October 2012)
n%
Total NICS staff (April 2012)
n%
Chi-square P value
Gender
Male 1,945 (43.8) 12, 598 (45.8) 5.878 0.015
Female 2,491 (56.2) 14, 909 (54.2)   
Age
≤24 67 (1.2) 655 (2.4) 295.847 0.0001
25-34 1,859 (34.2) 6,517 (23.5)   
35-44 1,153 (21.2) 7,198 (25.9)   
45-54 1,676 (30.8) 9,506 (34.3)   
≥55 681 (12.5) 3,863 (13.9)   
Job grade (in descending order)
≥Senior civil servant/principal 389 (8.8) 1627 (6.1) 724.043 0.0001
Deputy principal 554 (15.0) 2,382 (8.9)   
Staff officer 898 (20.2) 3,288 (12.3)   
Executive officer 1,403 (31.6) 7,828 (29.3)   
Administrative 1,005 (22.7) 10,037 (37.6)   
Other 77 (1.7) 1,520 (5.7)   
Working hours
Full time (≥ 37.5 hours per week) 3,672 (82.8) 22,654 (81.7) 3.162 0.075
Part time, job share, term time (less than 37.5 hours per week) 764 (17.2) 5,085 (18.3)