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Table 1 Characteristics of workers stratified by job mobility before (at baseline) and after Propensity Score Matching adjustment

From: The long-term effect of job mobility on workers’ mental health: a propensity score analysis

  Unmatched Unmatched Matched Matched Unmatched Matched
No Job mobility Job mobility No Job mobility Job mobility SMDu SMDm
n = 10,878 n = 368 n = 2319 n = 773   
Age (%)
  < 38 5084 (46.7) 279 (75.8) 1628 (70.2) 544 (70.4) 0.625 0.004
  ≥ 38 5794 (53.3) 89 (24.2) 691 (29.8) 229 (29.6)
Sex (%)
 Female 4664 (42.9) 167 (45.4) 915 (39.5) 307 (39.7) 0.050 0.005
 Male 6214 (57.1) 201 (54.6) 1404 (60.5) 466 (60.3)
Smoker (%)
 No smoker 7862 (72.3) 269 (73.1) 1726 (74.4) 564 (73.0) 0.018 0.033
 Smoker 3016 (27.7) 99 (26.9) 593 (25.6) 209 (27.0)
Obesity (%)
 No 9012 (82.8) 320 (87.0) 1903 (82.1) 630 (81.5) 0.115 0.015
 Yes 1866 (17.2) 48 (13.0) 416 (17.9) 143 (18.5)
Physical activity (%)
 No 3497 (32.1) 119 (32.3) 692 (29.8) 253 (32.7) 0.004 0.062
 Yes 7381 (67.9) 249 (67.7) 1627 (70.2) 520 (67.3)
Shift work (%)
 No 9062 (83.3) 309 (84.0) 1856 (80.0) 646 (83.6) 0.018 0.092
 Yes 1816 (16.7) 59 (16.0) 463 (20.0) 127 (16.4)
Noise (%)
 No 6922 (63.6) 250 (67.9) 1361 (58.7) 491 (63.5) 0.091 0.099
 Yes 3956 (36.4) 118 (32.1) 958 (41.3) 282 (36.5)
Manual.tasks (%)
 No 2910 (26.8) 75 (20.4) 538 (23.2) 189 (24.5) 0.151 0.029
 Yes 7968 (73.2) 293 (79.6) 1781 (76.8) 584 (75.5)
Job strain (%)
 No 10,857 (99.8) 368 (100.0) 2267 (97.8) 763 (98.7) 0.062 0.072
 Yes 21 (0.2) 0 (0.0) 52 (2.2) 10 (1.3)
Physical load (%)
 No 10,254 (94.3) 342 (92.9) 2030 (87.5) 680 (88.0) 0.054 0.013
 Yes 624 (5.7) 26 (7.1) 289 (12.5) 93 (12.0)
  1. SMD Standardized Mean Difference, SMDu SMD unmatched, SMDm SMD matched