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Table 1 Characteristics of working participants HELIUS study, N = 6278

From: Do unfavourable working conditions explain mental health inequalities between ethnic groups?: cross-sectional data of the HELIUS study

Demographic  
Gender, N (%),  
 Male 3154 (50)
 Female 3124 (50)
Age in years, mean (SD) 43 (12)
Educational level, N (%)  
 No or elementary 680 (11)
 Lower vocational or secondary 1623 (26)
 Intermediate vocational or secondary 1933 (31)
 Higher vocational or university 2019 (32)
Marital status, N (%)  
 Married or living together 3335 (53)
 Never married 2091 (33)
 Divorced or widowed 818 (13)
Occupational level, N (%)  
 Elementary-low 2544 (41)
 Intermediate-academic 3407 (54)
Weekly working hours, N (%)  
 12–19 555 (9)
 20–32 1154 (18)
 >32 4569 (73)
Irregular working hours, N (%)  
 No 4866 (79)
 Yes 1314 (21)
Ethnicity  
Ethnic background, N (%)  
 Dutch 1355 (22)
 African Surinamese 1290 (21)
 South-Asian Surinamese 1121 (18)
 Turkish 1090 (17)
 Ghanaian 729 (12)
 Moroccan 693 (11)
Migration generation of non-Dutch origin, N (%)  
 First 3801 (77)
 Second 1122 (23)
Working conditions  
Lack of recovery opportunities, N (%)  
 No 4288 (70)
 Yes 1849 (30)
Perceived stress at work, N (%)  
 Never-sometimes 4966 (83)
 Often-always 1009 (17)
  1. Percentages may add up to over a 100 % due to round-off differences
  2. N ranged from 5975 to 6278 due to missing values