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Table 1 Distribution of study participants by baseline socio-demographic and health characteristics

From: Musculoskeletal pain and re-employment among unemployed job seekers: a three-year follow-up study

  Unemployed job-seekers (N = 284)
Individual characteristics n (%)
Age (years)  
 18–29 68 (23.9)
 30–44 127 (44.7)
 45–59 80 (28.2)
 Missing 9 (3.2)
Gender  
 Male 89 (31.3)
 Female 194 (68.3)
 Missing 1 (0.4)
Educational attainment  
 No occupational education 93 (32.7)
 Vocational school 120 (42.3)
 College/university 64 (22.5)
 Missing 7 (2.5)
Marital status  
 Single 82 (28.9)
 Married/cohabiting 170 (59.9)
 Widowed/divorced 30 (10.6)
 Missing 2 (0.7)
Duration of unemployment  
 Less than one year 190 (66.9)
 More than one year 94 (33.1)
Participation in CHC  
 Intervention group 119 (41.9)
 Control group 165 (58.1)
Lifestyle/health characteristics  
Alcohol use  
 Never/less often 113 (39.8)
 2–4 times/month 128 (45.1)
 2 or more times/week 43 (15.1)
Smoker  
 No 179 (63.0)
 Yes 105 (37.0)
Physical activity  
 Much 91 (32.0)
 Moderate 70 (24.6)
 Not at all or only a little 111 (39.1)
 Missing 12 (4.2)
Somatic diseases  
 No 153 (53.9)
 Yes 110 (38.7)
 Missing 21 (7.4)
Depression  
 No 253 (89.1)
 Yes 17 (6.0)
 Missing 14 (4.9)
Hands/upper extremity pain  
 None 120 (42.3)
 Mild 90 (31.7)
 Severe 57 (20.1)
 Missing 17 (6.0)
Neck/shoulder pain  
 None 75 (26.4)
 Mild 119 (41.9)
 Severe 76 (26.8)
 Missing 14 (4.9)
Low back pain  
 None 106 (37.3)
 Mild 106 (37.3)
 Severe 48 (16.9)
 Missing 24 (8.5)
Feet/lower extremity pain  
 None 126 (44.4)
 Mild 96 (33.8)
 Severe 45 (15.8)
 Missing 17 (6.0)
Number of musculoskeletal pain sites  
 0 74 (26.1)
 1 42 (14.8)
 2 46 (16.2)
 3 50 (17.6)
 4 72 (25.4)