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Table 2 Characteristics of offshore workers

From: Work, eat and sleep: towards a healthy ageing at work program offshore

  Total <45 years 45–54 years ≥55 years Difference
N = 260 N = 127 (50 %) N = 81 (32 %) N = 47 (18 %) p-values
Age, years mean (sd) 44.14 (10.7) 35.14 (6.7)ab 49.89 (2.6)ac 58.55 (2.5)bc .000
Function, years mean (sd) 11.26 (10.2) 7.05 (6.5)ab 13.22 (10.3)ac 19.83 (11.9)bc .000
Work Offshore, years mean (sd) 11.3 (9.8) 5.7 (5.2)ab 14.02 (9.1)ac 22.3 (9.5)bc .000
Number of children, N (%) 1.69 (1.3) 1.24 (1.2)ab 2.09 (1.2)a 2.23 (1.1)b .000
BMI, mean (sd) 27.01 (3.7) 26.29 (3.7)b 27.36 (3.3) 28.6 (3.6)b .001
Gender (Male) N (%) 251 (97.3) 120 (95.2) 80 (98.8) 47 (100) .141
Education, N (%)      .054
 Low 63 (24.5) 27 (21.4) 24 (30.0) 12 (25.5)
 Middle 137 (53.3) 73 (57.9) 39 (48.8) 23 (48.9)
 High 53 (20.6) 26 (20.6) 13 (16.3) 12 (25.5)
 Other 4 (1.6)
Divorced (Yes) 56 (21.7) 14 (11.1)ab 26 (32.1)a 15 (31.9)b .000
Family situation, N (%)      .005
 Married without kids at home 74 (28.7) 32 (25.4) 17 (21.0) 25 (53.2)
 Married with kids at home 129 (50) 63 (50) 44 (54.3) 18 (38.3)
 Single parent 13 (5) 5 (4.0) 6 (7.4) 2 (4.3)
 Single 32 (12.4) 21 (16.7) 9 (11.1) 2 (4.3)
 Other 10 (3.9) 5 (4) 5 (6.2)
WFC*, mean (sd) 1.73 (.6) 1.78 (.6) 1.70 (.5) 1.64 (.5) .308
Shift work, N (%)   a a   .035
 No 176 (68.2) 76 (60.8) 60 (74.1) 37 (78.7)
 Yes, regularly 54 (20.9) 35 (28) 10 (12.3) 7 (14.9)
 Yes, sometimes 28 (10.9) 14 (11.2) 11 (13.6) 3 (6.4)
Day tripper, N (%)      .646
 No 190 (74.5) 90 (73.2) 58 (72.5) 40 (85.1)
 Yes, regularly 30 (11.8) 14 (11.4) 11 (13.8) 3 (6.4)
 Yes, sometimes 34 (13.3) 18 (14.6) 11 (13.8) 4 (8.5)
  1. Participants were excluded from the analysis if they had missing data
  2. *WFC (Work-family conflict)
  3. aSignificant difference between group < 45 years with group 45–54 years
  4. bSignificant difference between group < 45 years with group ≥ 55 years
  5. cSignificant difference between group 45–54 years with group ≥ 55 years