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Table 1 Distribution of demographic, health-related, and work-related factors by age

From: Demographic, health-related, and work-related factors associated with body mass index and body fat percentage among workers at six Connecticut manufacturing companies across different age groups: a cohort study

  <45 years 4555 years >55 years
  N Percent N Percent N Percent
Population (n = 758) 269 35 277 37 212 28
Demographics       
Gender       
  Male 203 75 191 69 142 67
  Female 66 25 86 31 70 33
p-value 0.09      
Race       
  White 210 78 242 87 177 83
  Other 59 22 36 13 35 17
p-value 0.02      
Marital Status       
  Married or living with partner 155 58 218 79 166 79
  Other 114 42 58 21 45 21
p-value <0.01      
Education       
  At least some college 196 74 157 57 117 56
  No college 69 26 118 43 93 44
p-value <0.01      
Family Income       
  > = $75,000/year 154 57 181 66 127 63
  <$75,000/year 115 43 92 34 76 37
p-value 0.09      
Childcare Responsibilities       
  Some or Complete Responsibility 154 57 130 47 24 11
  None or Another Adult Responsible 115 43 144 53 186 89
p-value <0.01      
Elder Care Responsibility       
  Responsible for at least one adult 55 20 102 37 77 36
  None 214 80 176 63 135 64
p-value <0.01      
Health-Related Factors       
Hours Sleep       
  > = 6 h/night 163 61 168 61 140 67
  <6 h/night 105 39 109 39 70 33
p-value 0.32      
Depressive Symptoms       
  <=1 day/week 22 9 28 11 22 12
  >1 day/week 233 91 234 89 166 88
p-value 0.54      
Leisure Time Physical Activity       
  At least some 203 76 200 72 131 62
  None 64 24 77 28 79 38
p-value <0.01      
Musculoskeletal Pain       
  None or Mild 152 57 146 53 108 51
  Moderate to Severe 117 43 132 47 103 49
p-value 0.46      
Weight Perception       
  Interested in Changing 153 57 181 65 129 61
  Other 114 43 96 35 81 39
p-value 0.16      
Work-Life Balance       
  Very/Completely Successful 93 35 105 38 98 46
  Not/Somewhat Succesful 174 65 173 62 113 54
p-value 0.03      
Work-Related Factors       
Job Tenure       
  > = 5 years 130 49 233 84 185 89
  <5 years 138 51 45 16 23 11
p-value <0.01      
Job Type       
  Administrative 95 37 113 42 106 55
  Floor 159 63 154 58 85 45
p-value <0.01      
Work Shift       
  First 189 70 213 77 161 76
  Other 80 30 65 23 51 24
p-value 0.19      
Work Overtime       
  <24 h/month 177 66 182 66 142 68
  > = 24 h/month 91 34 95 34 68 32
p-value 0.9      
Work Time Standing       
  >30 % of time 167 63 192 69 154 74
  <=30 % of time 99 37 85 31 53 26
p-value 0.02      
High Job Satisfaction       
  Agree (>3) 154 57 176 64 149 70
  Neutral/Disagree (<=3) 115 43 101 36 63 30
p-value 0.01      
High Civility Norms       
  Agree (>3) 183 68 190 69 164 77
  Neutral/Disagree (<=3) 86 32 86 31 48 23
p-value 0.05      
High Decision Latitude       
  Agree (> = 3) 127 47 139 50 109 52
  Disagree (<3) 142 53 139 50 102 48
p-value 0.61      
High Procedural Justice       
  Agree (>3) 124 46 103 37 98 47
  Neutral/Disagree (<=3) 145 54 174 63 111 53
p-value 0.05      
High Psychological Demands       
  Agree (> = 3) 80 30 75 27 45 21
  Disagree (<3) 189 70 203 73 165 79
p-value 0.12      
High Social Support       
  Agree (> = 3) 156 58 148 53 132 63
  Disagree (<3) 113 42 130 47 79 37
p-value 0.12      
Stress in General       
  Low (<=1.5) 169 63 167 60 144 68
  High (>1.5) 100 37 110 40 79 37
p-value 0.19