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Table 1 Characteristics of the total population in 2005 according to single transitions in employment status between 2004 and 2005

From: Single transitions and persistence of unemployment are associated with poor health outcomes

   Transitions in employment status between 2004 and 2005
Total population (N = 57,911) Employed-employed (N = 4260) Unemployed-employed (N = 76) Employed-unemployed (N = 73) Unemployed-unemployed (N = 264)
Age, y (mean ± SD) 42.5 ± 12.3 40.5 ± 12.0 35.5 ± 9.7 43.8 ± 11.7 44.3 ± 13.0
Men (%, N) 52.4 (30322) 55.5 (2363) 46.1 (35) 65.8 (48) 40.9 (108)
Low education (%,N) 8.8 (4564) 39.5 (1680) 35.5 (27) 28.8 (21) 20.1 (53)
BMI ≥ 30 k/m2 (%,N) 10.5 (6085) 9.3 (395) 7.9 (6) 11.0 (8) 13.6 (36)
Poor perceived health (%,N) 15.6 (9024) 13.4 (570) 26.3 (20) 20.6 (15) 49.6 (131)
Poor mental health (%,N) 11.4 (4619) 10.3 (367) 28.6 (14) 19.6 (10) 43.3 (78)
Current smokers (%,N) 29.4 (17018) 32.7 (1391) 48.7 (37) 45.2 (33) 48.1 (127)