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Table 1 Descriptive socio-demographic, life style, health- and work-related variables in the total study sample

From: The indirect association of job strain with long-term sickness absence through bullying: a mediation analysis using structural equation modeling

Variable Total study sample (n = 2983)
Socio-demographic variables:
 Sex: n (%)
  Men 1372 (46)
  Women 1611 (54)
 Age (years): mean (SD) 43.3 (6.74)
 Educational level: n (%)
  Low educated 617 (20.8)
  Medium educated 1031 (34.7)
  High educated 1323 (44.5)
 Occupation: n (%)
  Executive 719 (25.2)
  White collar 1826 (64.1)
  Blue collar 305 (10.7)
Lifestyle variables:
 Body Mass Index (kg/m2): mean (SD) 25.1 (4.08)
 Smoking: n (%) 816 (27.5)
 Excessive alcohol use: n (%) 619 (21.1)
Health-related variables:
 Poor self-rated health: n (%) 943 (32.1)
Work- related variables and sickness absence figures:
 Job strain: mean (SD) 0.46 (0.12)
 Range: 0.13–1.58
 Bullying: mean (SD) 13.7 (4.85)
 Range: 9–36
 Long term sickness absence: n (%) 522 (18.2)
 Self-reported long sickness absence during preceding year: n (%) 555 (21.9)
Personality
 Neuroticism: mean (SD) 30.8 (8.14)
 Range: 12–60