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Table 3 The class of WAI according to sociodemographic, health status and work-related factors

From: Work ability of Thai older Workers in Southern Thailand: a comparison of formal and informal sectors

  Poor – Moderate (n = 108) Good – Excellent (n = 216) p
Worker sector    0.002
 Formal 13 (18.3) 58 (81.7)  
 Informal 95 (37.5) 158 (62.5)  
Residence    0.635
 Rural 46 (31.9) 98 (68.1)  
 Sub-urban 62 (34.4) 118 (65.6)  
Gender    0.931
 Male 32 (33.7) 63 (66.3)  
 Female 76 (33.2) 153 (66.8)  
Age (y)    < 0.001
  < 55 29 (18.8) 125 (81.2)  
  > =55 79 (46.5) 91 (53.5)  
Marital status    0.651
 Single/widow/ separate 29 (35.4) 53 (64.6)  
 Married 79 (32.6) 163 (67.4)  
NCDs presence    < 0.001
 Absence 34 (20.2) 134 (79.8)  
 Presence 74 (47.4) 82 (52.6)  
Smoking status    0.852
 Never smoker 84 (33.6) 166 (66.4)  
 Former/ Smoker 24 (32.4) 50 (67.6)  
Alcohol consumption    0.857
 Never drinker 81 (33.6) 160 (66.4)  
 Ever/ Drinker 27 (32.5) 56 (67.5)  
Exercise Activity    0.299
 Yes 40 (30.1) 93 (69.9)  
 No 68 (35.6) 123 (64.4)  
Waist circumference    0.022
 Normal 30 (25.4) 88 (74.6)  
 Obesity 78 (37.9) 128 (62.1)  
BMI    0.117
 Normal 31 (27.7) 81 (72.3)  
 Overweight 77 (36.3) 135 (63.7)  
Work environment exposure    0.814
 Mild 53 (32.7) 109 (67.3)  
 Moderate - high 55 (34.0) 107 (66.0)  
Psychosocial exposure    0.936
 Mild 65 (33.2) 131 (66.8)  
 Moderate - high 43 (33.6) 85 (66.4)  
Work practices
 Unsafe 57 (43.8) 73 (56.2) 0.001
 Safe 51 (26.3) 143 (73.7)  
Occupational health services experience    0.099
 Sometimes 63 (37.5) 105 (62.5)  
 Frequently 45 (28.8) 111 (71.2)  
Health promotion services experience   0.924
 Sometimes 24 (33.8) 47 (66.2)  
 Frequently 84 (33.2) 169 (66.8)