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Table 1 Categorisation of employment precariousness and prevalences. Employment precariousness status in 1999/2000, 2005, and 2010 of 1135 young participants from the Scania Public Health Cohort

From: Precarious employment is a risk factor for poor mental health in young individuals in Sweden: a cohort study with multiple follow-ups

Characteristics of preliminary categories Final categories 1999/2000 2005 2010
   n % n % n %
Permanent work Non-precarious employment (NP) 575 50.7 739 65.1 859 75.7
 + no or low self-rated risk of future unemployment (regardless of previous unemployment)
Contingent work Non-precarious employment (NP) 82 7.2 27 2.4 16 1.4
 + no self-rated risk of future unemployment + no previous unemployment
All others with contingent work AND/OR moderate to high self-rated risk of future unemployment AND/OR previous unemployment Precarious employment (PE) 416 36.6 306 26.9 207 18.2
Unemployed Precarious employment (PE) 62 5.5 63 5.6 53 4.7
   1135 100 1135 100 1135 100