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Table 4 General health, health behaviours and sickness absence

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

  Total <45 years 45–54 years ≥55 years Difference p-values
SF-12* single item, N (%)   ab a b .005
 Excellent 40 (15.6) 21 (16.7) 13 (16.3) 6 (12.8)
 Very Good 92 (35.8) 60 (47.6) 17 (21.3) 13 (40.4)
 Good 120 (46.7) 45 (35.7) 49 (61.3) 25 (53.2)
 Fair 5 (1.9) 1 (1.3) 3 (6.4)
SF-12 MCS, mean (sd) 54.48 (5.66) 54.1 (5.75) 54.36 (5.44) 55.74 (5.44) .367
SF-12 PCS, mean (sd) 52.91 (4.74) 53.85 (3.6)a 52.63 (4.24) 51.23 (7.06)a .013
Sickness absence, N (%)      .630
 0 Days 187 (73.3) 90 (71.4) 60 (75.9) 35 (76.1)
 1–9 Days 54 (21.2) 29 (23.0) 13 (16.5) 10 (21.7)
 10–24 Days 6 (2.4) 2 (1.6) 4 (5.1) 1 (2.2)
 25–99 Days 7 (2.7) 4 (3.2) 2 (2.5)
 100–365 Days 1 (0.4) 1 (0.8)
Smoking (Yes), N (%) 100 (38.6) 57 (55.1) 26 (32.1) 15 (31.9) .108
 Packs, mean (sd) 3.04 (1.9) 3.23 (2) 2.73 (1.8) 2.85 (2) .526
Alcohol (Yes), N (%) 217 (84.1) 110 (86.6) 63 (77.8) 41 (89.1) .141
 Glasses, mean (sd) 7.13 (5.7) 6.29 (5.1) 7.79 (6.2) 8.25 (6.4) .103
  1. *SF-12 scores of the Dutch version of the questionnaires
  2. aSignificant difference between group < 45 years with group 45–54 years
  3. bSignificant difference between group < 45 years with group ≥ 55 years