Table 2

Sociodemographic indicators of the four job stress groups

Effort-reward imbalance at work (ERI) N (%)


T1 no-T2 no

T1 yes-T2no

T1 no-T2 yes

T1 yes-T2 yes


Sex (ns)

Men

672 (64.7)

108 (10.4)

91 (8.8)

168 (16.2)

Women

561 (65.5)

88 (10.3)

95 (11.1)

112 (13.1)

Education (**)

Lowest (vocational school or less)

416 (67.4)

60 (9.7)

43 (7.0)

98 (15.9)

Secondary school

222 (67.9)

31 (9.5)

24 (7.3)

50 (15.3)

College

409 (62.5)

81 (12.4)

83 (12.7)

81 (12.4)

Highest (university)

172 (63.9)

19 (7.1)

32 (11.9)

46 (17.1)

Age (ns)

18–34 yrs

309 (67.9)

52 (11.4)

45 (9.9)

49 (10.8)

35–49 yrs

745 (63.7)

116 (9.9)

120 (10.3)

189 (16.2)

50 yrs and +

157 (66.2)

22 (9.3)

19 (8.0)

39 (16.5)


* p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001

Godin et al. BMC Public Health 2005 5:67   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-5-67

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