Table 1

Characteristics of all the healthcare workers responding at baseline (n = 3207).

Variable (n)

Classification

Characteristics n (%)


Sex (3207)

Women

2772 (86)

Men

435 (14)

Age (3207)

Years

18-34

461 (14)

35-44

801 (25)

45-54

1104 (34)

55+

841 (26)

Educational level1 (2900)

Lower

1160 (40)

Higher

1740 (60)

BMI (3166)

Mean (SD)

24.5 (SD 3.6)

- Underweight

BMI< 18.5

31 (1)

- Normal weight

BMI 18.5-24.9

1901 (59)

- Overweight

BMI 25-29.9

1011 (32)

- Obese

BMI > 30

223 (7)

Physical activity (3185)

Sedentary

470 (15)

Light activity

1697 (53)

Moderate to vigorous

1018 (32)

Sleep disturbances (3188)

No

2346 (73)

Yes

842 (26)

HAD-D score (3143)

< 7

2584 (82)

≥ 7

559 (18)

Expectation/feelings about going to work (3164)

Happy or fairly happy and satisfied at the thought of an interesting workday ahead

2447 (77)

Neither positive nor negative feelings about going to work

431 (14)

Rather or strong uneasy feeling about going to work

286 (9)

Self-reported health (n = 3,195)

Very good/good

2620 (82)

Neither good or bad

388 (12)

Not good

187 (6)


1 Lower = high school/vocational; Higher = college/university. Missing are those responding to 'other professions' that could not be categorized into lower or higher education.

BMI = Body mass index.

HAD-D = Subscale depression of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. A score of ≥ 7 is used to indicate a relative lack of joy/happiness.

Jonsdottir et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:448   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-448

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