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Table 2 Descriptives for the categorical variables - Flemish Quality of Labour Monitor, Belgium, 2004

From: The socio-economic distribution of health-related occupational stressors among wage-earners in a Post-Fordist labour market

  N %   N %
Gender   Overall Age   Overall
Women 4,902 47.5 16-29 years 2,106 20.5
Men 5,409 52.5 30-49 years 6,378 61.9
     50 years and older 1,810 17.6
   Men Women    Men Women
Quantitative demands     Low autonomy    
   Highest tertile 3,447 32.3 30.0 Highest tertile 3,546 32.3 32.1
   Lowest and middle tertile 7,544 67.7 70.0 * Lowest and middle tertile 7,453 67.7 67.9
Emotional demands     Low task variation    
   Highest tertile 3,162 26.8 30.9 Highest tertile 3,510 28.1 36.2
   Lowest and middle tertile 7,825 73.2 69.1*** Lowest and middle tertile 7,489 71.9 63.8***
Physical demands     Low support    
   Highest tertile 3,650 46.9 20.1 Highest tertile 3,393 33.2 28.3
   Lowest and middle tertile 7,013 53.1 79.9 *** Lowest and middle tertile 7,584 66.8 71.7***
Repetitive movements     Overtime work    
   Always-often 3,750 34.2 36.6 Always-often 3,472 35.3 29.6
   Never-sometimes 6,879 65.8 34.2* Never-sometimes 7,205 64.7 70.4***
Type of work schedule     Schedule changes    
   Atypical schedule 2,654 25.6 23.9 Always-often 1,560 17.8 11.4
   Fixed daytime work 7,956 74.4 76.1* Never-sometimes 9,122 82.2 88.6***
Bullying behaviour     Job insecurity    
   Sometimes-always 1,527 14.4 14.3 High 2,385 23.6 20.9
   No 9,108 85.6 85.7 Low 8,316 76.4 79.1**
Occupational categories     Skill    
   Un-/semi-schooled man. 1,484 15.3 13.3 Lower skilled 4,666 45.1 46.2
   Schooled manual 2,126 32.5 7.5 Semi-skilled 3,582 33.1 37.1
   Educational prof. 880 4.5 13.1 Expert 1,977 21.7 16.7***
   Healthcare prof. 801 1.6 14.5 Social class    
   Other prof. 773 8.5 6.3 Workers 8,311 69.1 87.8
   Middle managers 760 9.6 4.5 Supervisors 1,890 24.0 10.2
   Higher managers 490 7.1 2.0 Higher management 490 6.9 1.9***
   Non-manual routine 2,995 20.8 38.7 ***     
  1. Significance levels Chi² statistics: *p < .05; **p < .01; ***p < .001