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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study sample

From: The new workplace II: protocol for a prospective full-panel registry study of work factors, sickness absence, and exit from working life among Norwegian employees

  Respondent who provided consent to use registry data (n = 14,501)
N %
Age
 <30 1828 12.6
 30–39 4072 28.1
 40–49 4375 30.2
 50–59 3300 22.8
 ≥60 926 6.4
Gender
 Male 6425 44.3
 Female 8076 55.7
Marital status
 Not married 1818 16.2
 Married 6119 54.6
 Cohabiting 2332 20.8
 Widowed 89 0.8
 Divorced 664 5.9
 Separated 180 1.6
Educational level
 <9 years 390 3.8
 10–12 years 3304 32.5
 13–16 years 4423 43.5
 16 years< 2043 20.1
Employment
 Regular full time employment 10,693 91
 Time-limited contract 631 5.4
 On call staff/ 352 3.0
 Other 70 0.6
Classification of occupation
 Legislators, senior officials and managers 1222 8.8
 Professionals 3971 28.8
 Technicians and associate professionals 3799 27.5
 Clerks 762 5.5
 Service workers and shop and market sales workers 3245 23.5
 Craft and related trades workers 425 3.1
 Plant and machine operators and assemblers 50 0.4
 Elementary occupations 135 1.0
 Armed forces and unspecified 199 1.4
Work schedule
 Fixed day-time arrangement 6232 44.9
 Flexible working-time arrangement 4451 32.1
 Fixed evening-arrangement 291 2.1
 Fixed night-time arrangement 151 1.1
 Shift work arrangement 2719 19.6
Leadership responsibility
 No 8381 79.6
 Yes, middle-level manager 1892 18
 Yes, top-level manager 258 2.4