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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