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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants from the individual interviews, focus groups and total participants

From: Why older workers work beyond the retirement age: a qualitative study

   Individual interviews (n = 15) Focus groups (n = 18) Total participants (n = 33)
Age (years) Range 65–77 65–78 65–78
Gender Males 7 15 22
Females 8 3 11
Educational level Low/medium 8 5 13
High 7 13 20
Home situation Alone 6 6 12
Living with partner 9 12 21
Self-perceived health status Poor 2 0 2
Good 13 18 31
Working part-time or full-time Part-time 13 18 31
Full-time 2 0 2
Employment status Employed 7 16 23
Self-employed 8 2 10