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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants, n = 41

From: The Work Stress Questionnaire (WSQ) – reliability and face validity among male workers

 Men
n = 41
% (na)
Age
 18–3019.5 (8)
 31–4043.9 (18)
 41–5026.8 (11)
 51–604.9 (2)
 61–644.9 (2)
Educational level
 Primary education2.4 (1)
 Secondary education < 3 years7.3 (3)
 Secondary education > 3 years19.5 (8)
 University or college < 3 years14.6 (6)
 University or college ≥3 years56.2 (23)
Socioeconomic position
 Higher/intermediate non-manual67.5 (27)
 Lower non-manual22.5 (9)
 Skilled manual7.5 (3)
 Non-skilled manual2.5 (1)
Hours worked/week
 Full-time97.6 (40)
 Part-time (> 15 h)2.4 (1)
Employer
 Private43.9 (18)
 Self-employed4.9 (2)
 Public/municipal36.6 (15)
 Public/regional7.3 (3)
 Governmental2.4 (1)
 Other4.9 (2)
  1. aDispersed numbers are due to internal drop-outs