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Table 3 Distribution of older employees across profiles (percentage)

From: Work profiles of older employees in Germany-results from the lidA-cohort study

  Poor Quality (n = 1175, 18.7%) Relaxed Manual (n = 1880, 30.0%) Strained non-Manual (n = 976, 15.5%) Smooth Running (n = 2064, 32.9%) High Flying (n = 182, 2.9%)
Sex: χ2(4) = 14.74, p = .005
 Male 48.2 44.1 45.4 48.9 54.4
 Female 51.8 55.9 54.6 51.1 45.6
Educational level: χ2(8) = 774.95, p < .001
 Low 36.3 37.9 13.1 15.7 5.5
 Medium 54.7 54.0 55.2 53.3 47.0
 High 9.0 8.1 31.6 31.0 47.5
Job task requirement level: χ2(12) = 1401.07, p < .001
 Un−/Semiskilled task 15.6 16.6 1.9 1.6 a
 Skilled task 68.7 70.1 44.4 44.6 > 20.0a
 Complex task 10.7 8.9 25.7 24.0 23.3
 Highly complex task 5.1 4.4 28.0 29.8 50.0
Weekly working hours: χ2(8) = 264.54, p < .001    
 Full-time (>  34 h/week) 69.4 59.6 74.8 74.5 88.8
 Part-time (20 to 34 h/week) 19.9 22.4 20.9 19.8 > 5.0a
 Part-time (<  20 h/week) 10.8 18.0 4.3 5.6 a
Occupational area: χ2(32) = 872.79, p < .001
 Armed forces personnel 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Agriculture, forestry, gardening and fishing 2.0 2.0 0.5 1.0 0.0
 Production of raw materials and goods, and manufacturing 27.5 24.3 15.3 17.0 9.4
 Construction, architecture, surveying, and technical building services 4.5 7.2 3.1 4.8 3.3
 Natural sciences, geography, and informatics 1.5 2.0 5.8 5.8 7.2
 Traffic, logistics, safety and security 20.6 18.6 4.2 3.9 3.3
 Commercial services, trading, sales, hotel business and tourisms 12.0 13.4 8.1 9.6 8.9
 Business organisation, accounting, law, and administration 13.5 13.5 30.0 29.3 48.3
 Health care, the social sector, teaching and education 16.9 18.1 28.7 25.0 15.0
 Philology, literature, humanities, social sciences and economics, media, art, culture and design 1.6 0.9 4.3 3.7 4.4
  1. Note. N = 6277; a Small cell numbers cannot be displayed for reasons of data protection