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# Table 2 Independent Variables: a definition

Variable |
Description |
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Demographic
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Male | 1 if male; 0 otherwise |

Age1 | Age in years at the time of the survey interview - 15/34 years, 0 otherwise |

Age2 | Age in years at the time of the survey interview - 35/54 years, 0 otherwise |

Age3 | Age in years at the time of the survey interview - 55/74 years, 0 otherwise |

Age4 |
Age in years at the time of the survey interview - 75/89 years, 0 otherwise (reference group) |

Has a spouse or a partner | 1 if she/he has a spouse or a partner, 0 otherwise |

Has a child | 1 if she/he has at least one child and 0 otherwise |

Low level of education |
1 if highest level of education is primary education, 0 otherwise (reference group) |

Middle level of education | 1 if highest level of education is secondary education, 0 otherwise |

High level of education | 1 if highest level of education is tertiary education, 0 otherwise |

Ends meet | How the interviewee household total monthly income is able to make ends meet (from 1 very easily to 6 with great difficulty) |

Job characteristics
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Permanent job | 1 if the employment contract has an unlimited duration, 0 otherwise |

Part time job | 1 if she/he works part time, 0 otherwise |

How many hours1 |
N. of hours the interviewee usually works per week - 1/20 h, 0 otherwise (reference group) |

How many hours2 | N. of hours the interviewee usually works per week - 21/40 h, 0 otherwise |

How many hours3 | N. of hours the interviewee usually works per week - 41/50 h, 0 otherwise |

How many hours4 | N. of hours the interviewee usually works per week - 51/105 h, 0 otherwise |

Health risk | 1 if the worker thinks that her/his health or safety is at risk because of her/his work, 0 otherwise |

Work affects health1 | 1 if her/his work affects health mainly positively, 0 otherwise |

Work affects health2 | 1 if her/his work affects health mainly negatively, 0 otherwise |

Work affects health3 | 1 if her/his work does not affect health, 0 otherwise (reference group) |

External Contacts | 1 if her/his work involves visiting customers, patients, clients or working at their premises or in their home, 0 otherwise |

Work and Family | 1 if her/his working hours fits in with her/his family or social commitments outside work, 0 otherwise |

Trade Union | 1 if within her/his company or organisation there is trade union, 0 otherwise |

Job satisfaction | 1 if she/he is satisfied with working conditions, 0 otherwise |

Relationships on the job
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Colleagues Support1 | 1 if her/his colleagues help and support her/him (always, most of the time), 0 otherwise |

Colleagues Support2 | 1 if her/his colleagues help and support her/him (sometimes), 0 otherwise |

Colleagues Support3 |
1 if her/his colleagues help and support her/him (rarely, never), 0 otherwise (reference group) |

Manager Support1 | 1 if her/his manager helps and supports her/him (always, most of the time), 0 otherwise |

Manager Support2 | 1 if her/his manager helps and supports her/him (sometimes), 0 otherwise |

Manager Support3 |
1 if her/his manager helps and supports her/him (rarely, never), 0 otherwise (reference group) |

Colleagues Cooperation | If there is good cooperation between she/he and her/his colleagues (from 1 strongly agree to 6 strongly disagree) |

Get on well Colleagues | If generally she/he gets on well with her/his work colleagues (from 1 strongly agree to 6 strongly disagree) |

Relationships outside the job
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Volunteering | 1 if she/he performs volunteer activities, 0 otherwise |

Recreational activities | 1 if she/he performs sporting, cultural or leisure activity outside her/his home, 0 otherwise |

Job sector
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Private | 1 if the interviewee works in the private sector, 0 otherwise |

Public | 1 if the interviewee works in the public sector, 0 otherwise |

Other | 1 if the interviewee works in a joint private-public organisation or company or the not-for-profit sector or an NGO or other, 0 otherwise (reference group) |

Kind of occupation
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Armed forces |
1 if the worker perform an armed forces occupation, 0 otherwise (reference group) |

Managers | 1 if the worker is a manager, 0 otherwise |

Professionals | 1 if the worker is a professional, 0 otherwise |

Technicians | 1 if the worker is a technician, 0 otherwise |

Clerical | 1 if the worker is a clerical support worker, 0 otherwise |

Service sales | 1 if the worker is a service and sales worker, 0 otherwise |

Skilled agricultural forestry fish | 1 if the worker is a skilled agricultural, forestry and fish worker, 0 otherwise |

Craft trades | 1 if the worker is craft and related trades worker, 0 otherwise |

Plant machine | 1 if the worker is a plant and machine operators, and assemblers, 0 otherwise |

Elementary occupation | 1 if the worker perform an elementary occupation, 0 otherwise |