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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population, n = 271. TIDAS in New Ways

From: Does early identification of work-related stress, combined with feedback at GP-consultation, prevent sick leave in the following 12 months? a randomized controlled trial in primary health care

  WSQ intervention group, n = 132 Control group, n = 139
na (%) na (%)
Gender
 Female 88 (67) 97 (70)
Age groups*
 19–30 years 21 (16) 26 (19)
 31–50 years 58 (44) 76 (54)
 51–64 years 53 (40) 37 (27)
Birthplace
 Nordic countries 122 (93) 125 (90)
 Other 9 (7) 14 (10)
Educational level
 Compulsory schooling 13 (10) 15 (11)
 Secondary school 61 (46) 59 (42)
 University or higher 57 (44) 65 (47)
Occupational class
 Skilled/unskilled manual 49 (37) 58 (42)
 Medium/low non-manual 60 (46) 56 (41)
 High-level non-manual 23 (17) 24 (17)
Employer
 Private 61 (46) 68 (49)
 Public 66 (50) 61 (44)
 Self-employed 5 (4) 9 (7)
WSQb
 Indistinct organization & conflicts 28 (21) 26 (19)
 High work commitment 63 (48) 61 (44)
 Low influence at work 54 (41) 54 (39)
 Work to leisure time interference 54 (41) 55 (40)
  1. aDispersed numbers of participants are owing to internal missing data
  2. bWork Stress Questionnaire
  3. *Statistically significant difference, Mann-Whitney U test, p = 0.042