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Table 5 Comparison of baseline characteristics of included versus excluded individuals in analyses on single transitions in employment status and general health

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

Characteristic Included
N = 47,734
Excludeda
N = 10,170
p-value
Age, y (mean ± SD) 41.6 ± 12.2 46.8 ± 11.5 < 0.001
Men (%, N) 52.4 (25014) 52.1 (5303) 0.64
Intermediate education (%,N) 38.7 (18475) 44.4 (1897) < 0.001
Lower education (%,N) 9.1 (4329) 5.5 (234) < 0.001
BMI ≥ 30 k/m2 (%,N) 10.2 (4887) 11.8 (1198) < 0.001
Poor perceived health (%,N) 15.2 (7248) 17.5 (1776) < 0.001
Poor mental health (%,N) 11.3 (3723) 12.0 (895) 0.11
Current smokers (%,N) 30.1 (14385) 25.9 (2630) < 0.001
  1. aIndividuals excluded due to missing data