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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Do work- and home-related demands and resources differ between women and men during return-to-work? A focus group study among employees with common mental disorders

  Women (N = 13) Men (N = 15)
  N (%) N (%)
Age
18–29 2 (15,4) 0 (0,0)
30–39 1 (7,7) 1 (6,7)
40–49 5 (38,5) 5 (33,3)
50–59 3 (23,1) 7 (46,7)
60 - 2 (15,4) 2 (13,3)
Occupation
Health care 7 (53,8) 2 (13,3)
Engineering/IT 1 (7,7) 6 (40,0)
Managers/officials 2 (15,4) 2 (13,3)
Other 3 (23,1) 5 (33,3)
Living conditionsa
Alone 5 (38,5) 9 (60,0)
Lives with:   
Partner 5 (38,5) 1 (6,7)
Husband/wife 1 (7,7) 3 (20,0)
Children 4 (30,8) 9 (60,0)
Other person 1 (7,7) 0 (0,0)
Do you have children under the age of 17 living at home
No 9 (69,2) 7 (46,7)
Yes 4 (30,8) 8 (53,3)
Highest completed education
Primary school or equivalent 1 (7,7) 2 (13,3)
High school / vocational school 4 (30,8) 5 (33,3)
University / college education /higher academic degree 8 (61,5) 8 (53,3)
How long have you been working at your current workplace?
Less than one year 0 (0,0) 1 (6,7)
1–5 years 4 (30,8) 5 (33,3)
6–10 years 3 (23,1) 7 (46,7)
More than 10 years 6 (46,2) 2 (13,3)
How many days in the last 12 months have you altogether been away from work due to your own illness (sick leave, care, treatment or examination)?
1–7 days 0 (0,0) 0 (0,0)
8–24 days 5 (38,5) 4 (26,7)
25–99 days 3 (23,1) 5 (33,3)
100–365 days 5 (38,5) 6 (40,0)
Sick-listed at the time of the interview
No 8 (61,5) 10 (66,7)
Yes 5 (38,5) 5 (33,3)
Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scales
Depression
No depression 6 (46,2) 3 (20,0)
Mild depression 1 (7,7) 4 (26,7)
Depression 6 (46,2) 8 (53,3)
Anxiety
No anxiety 2 (15,4) 5 (33,3)
Mild anxiety 6 (46,2) 4 (26,7)
Anxiety 5 (38,5) 6 (40,0)
Self-rated Exhaustion Disorder (s-ED)
No s-ED 2 (15,4) 7 (46,7)
Mild s-ED 2 (15,4) 3 (20,0)
S-ED 9 (69,2) 5 (33,3)
Who is primarily responsible for the household work at home?
Myself 9 (69,2) 4 (26,7)
Someone else 0 (0) 0 (0)
We divide equally 4 (30,8) 11 (73,3)
Does your work affect your home and family life in a negative way?b
Very rarely or never 0 (0) 1 (6,7)
Rarely 0 (0) 1 (6,7)
Occasionally 5 (38,5) 7 (46,7)
Quite often 5 (38,5) 4 (26,7)
Very often or always 2 (15,4) 2 (13,3)
Mean value (SD) 3,7 (0,8) 3,3 (1,0)
Does your home / family affect your work in a negative way?b
Very rarely or never 3 (23,1) 3 (20,0)
Rarely 4 (30,8) 2 (13,3)
Occasionally 5 (38,5) 5 (33,3)
Quite often 0 (0) 4 (26,7)
Very often or always 0 (0) 1 (6,7)
Mean value (SD) 2,2 (0,8) 2,9 (1,2)
  1. aParticipants were allowed to choose multiple responses on this question. Some have chosen both “alone” and “living with children”, which might reflect that some lived every other week alone, and every other week with their children
  2. b One of the female respondents answered both “rarely” and “occasionally”, and the response was hence excluded