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Table 1 Baseline descriptive characteristics of the sample (n = 4356)*

From: The impact of job insecurity on long-term self-rated health – results from the prospective population-based MONICA/KORA study

  Total sample Job insecurity
Characteristic n = 4356 % / mean (SD) No
n = 2508 % / mean (SD)
Yes
n = 1848 % / mean (SD)
p value
Age 42.4 (10.2) 42.9 (10.7) 41.8 (9.4) .002
Female gender 38.6 40.4 36.2 .006
Low educational level 63.9 61.7 66.8 .001
Smoking 28.4 28.9 27.7 .410
Alcohol consumption     .106
 No 21.9 22.6 21.0  
 Moderate 49.0 47.6 50.9  
 High 29.1 29.8 28.1  
Obesity 13.6 13.0 14.6 .150
Physical inactivity 49.7 48.8 51.0 .163
Chronic disease** 29.6 29.7 29.4 .865
Overtime 76.7 74.9 79.3 .001
Shift work 10.5 9.8 11.4 .086
Night work 8.4 8.1 8.9 .381
Physical labour 39.5 36.6 43.7 <.001
Impaired SRH 16.0 13.9 19.0 <.001
  1. *Means (SD) and % were weighted
  2. **History of diabetes, myocardial infarction, stroke or hypertension