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Table 1 Baseline characteristics and unemployment rates for the study samples by mobility and weight status groups

From: The association of mobility disability and obesity with risk of unemployment in two cohorts from Sweden

  SPHS cohort, n = 40,088 ULF/SILC cohort, n = 39,947
Study groups Normal weight without MD Obese without MD Normal weight with MD Obese with MD Normal weight without MD Obese without MD Normal weight with MD Obese with MD
Participants in each group (%)a 22,886 (57.1) 3117 (7.8) 812 (2.0) 443 (1.1) 25,510 (63.9) 3684 (8.2) 419 (1.0) 239 (0.6)
Women 14,327 (62.6) 1558 (50.0) 525 (64.7) 254 (57.3) 14,478 (56.8) 1524 (41.4) 291 (69.5) 142 (59.4)
Age, mean (SD) 40.0 (12.2) 44.9 (11.1) 44.9 (12.2) 49.7 (10.6) 38.0 (12.4) 42.6 (11.4) 47.3 (11.9) 48.7 (10.8)
Age class, 18–29 5234 (22.9) 309 (9.9) 111 (13.7) 26 (5.9) 7924 (31.1) 541 (14.7) 39 (9.3) 14 (5.9)
30–54 13,891 (60.7) 2035 (65.3) 478 (58.9) 221 (49.9) 14,331 (56.2) 2476 (67.2) 232 (55.4) 134 (56.1)
55 and older 3761 (16.4) 773 (24.8) 223 (27.5) 196 (44.2) 3255 (12.8) 667 (18.1) 148 (35.3) 91 (38.1)
Country of Birth, Sweden 19,806 (86.5) 2580 (82.8) 535 (65.9) 292 (65.9) 22,551 (88.4) 3209 (87.1) 341 (81.4) 191 (79.9)
Other 3080 (13.5) 537 (17.2) 277 (34.1) 151 (34.1) 2959 (11.6) 475 (12.9) 78 (18.6) 48 (20.1)
Education, Academic 11,164 (48.8) 1045 (33.5) 287 (35.3) 120 (27.1) 12,376 (48.5) 1082 (29.4) 139 (33.2) 54 (22.6)
Upper secondary/gymnasium 4867 (21.3) 639 (20.5) 172 (21.2) 78 (17.6) 5570 (21.8) 778 (21.1) 71 (16.9) 40 (16.7)
Lower secondary 4195 (18.3) 942 (30.2) 201 (24.8) 147 (33.2) 5306 (20.8) 1268 (34.4) 130 (31.0) 77 (32.2)
Primary 2660 (11.6) 491 (15.8) 152 (18.7) 98 (22.1) 2241 (8.8) 554 (15.0) 78 (18.6) 67 (28.0)
SEIb, Unskilled Workers 3223 (14.02) 586 (18.88) 170 (21.30) 99 (22.97) 3934 (17.35) 744 (22.84) 92 (25.14) 44 (21.15)
Skilled Workers 2141 (9.31) 399 (12.86) 108 (13.53) 68 (15.78) 3055 (13.48) 602 (18.48) 37 (10.11) 36 (17.31)
Lower non-manual 3058 (13.30) 454 (14.63) 111 (13.91) 58 (13.46) 2499 (11.02) 296 (9.09) 46 (12.57) 23 (11.06)
Intermediate non-manual 5829 (25.35) 738 (23.78) 155 (19.42) 79 (18.33) 4109 (18.13) 456 (14.00) 46 (12.57) 27 (12.98)
Higher non-manual 5394 (23.46) 503 (16.21) 116 (14.54) 46 (10.67) 3098 (13.67) 267 (8.20) 36 (9.84) 13 (6.25)
Self-employed 1738 (7.56) 275 (8.86) 59 (7.39) 37 (8.58) 1229 (5.42) 168 (5.16) 16 (4.37) 9 (4.33)
Other 1613 (7.01) 148 (4.77) 79 (9.90) 44 (10.21) 4746 (20.94) 725 (22.25) 93 (25.41) 56 (26.92)
Income, 1st (lowest) quintile 3905 (16.98) 403 (12.99) 233 (29.20) 155 (35.96) 5102 (22.51) 559 (17.16) 108 (29.51) 59 (28.37)
2nd 4858 (21.13) 572 (18.43) 228 (28.57) 101 (23.43) 487 (21.48) 619 (19.00) 103 (28.14) 53 (25.48)
3rd 4765 (20.72) 777 (25.04) 150 (18.80) 73 (16.94) 4612 (20.34) 643 (19.74) 68 (18.58) 35 (16.83)
4th 4761 (20.70) 724 (23.33) 108 (13.53) 56 (12.99) 4142 (18.27) 735 (22.56) 46 (12.57) 33 (15.87)
5th (highest) 4707 (20.47) 627 (20.21) 79 (9.90) 46 (10.67) 3944 (17.40) 702 (21.55) 41 (11.20) 28 (13.46)
Short-term unemployment before baseline (< 180 days), Yes 1887 (8.2) 253 (8.1) 110 (13.5) 67 (15.1) 3546 (13.9) 502 (13.6) 66 (15.8) 35 (14.6)
Unadjusted unemployment rates (cases)
Any unemployment 33.6 (3819) 39.3 (572) 70.1 (225) 62.4 (102) 47.9 (6366) 55.6 (934) 70.7 (117) 79.2 (69)
≥90 days during 2 years 19.7 (2361) 24.5 (374) 42.7 (147) 36.6 (63) 29.6 (4384) 34.9 (646) 42.7 (81) 54.3 (52)
Person-years 113,516 14,543 3211 1634 132,876 16,797 1655 871
  1. Categorical variables are frequencies and column proportions (%), and continuous variables are mean (SD) values. a The sum does not add up to the total number of participants since the overweight groups are not shown (full table available upon request to the corresponding author). b Swedish socio-economic index classification