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Table 1 Key characteristics of the study population at baseline

From: The joint associations of smoking and obesity with subsequent short and long sickness absence: a five year follow-up study with register-linkage

Variables Women (n = 5388) Men (n = 1459)
Age in years (SD) 50.2 (6.6) 49.3 (6.6)
Body Mass Index, BMI (SD) 25.5 (4.4) 26.5 (3.9)
Smoking 22% 26%
Socio-economic position
 Professionals and managers % 28% 44%
 Semiprofessionals % 19% 20%
 Routine non-manual % 42% 10%
 Manual workers % 12% 27%
Regular day-time work 79% 70%
Poor self-rated health 25% 28%
METa hours/week (SD) 28 (22) 33 (29)
Alcohol units/week (SD) 4.0 (5.1) 9.2 (10)
  1. ametabolic equivalent value