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Table 1 General characteristics and health behaviors of workers by the scale of enterprise %

From: Factors Associated with Metabolic Syndrome and Related Medical Costs by the Scale of Enterprise in Korea

Variables Male Female
  <50 50-299 300≤ <50 50-299 300≤
  n = 1,002,756 n = 757,923 n = 1,065,060 n = 534,410 n = 309,725 n = 424,343
Job       
 Blue collar 61.2 73.8 76.5 51.0 66.6 69.1
Age (years)       
 Mean ± SD 42.5 ± 11.4 40.7 ± 11.1 40.0 ± 9.6 39.7 ± 11.1 39.7 ± 11.6 34.7 ± 10.6
Insurance premiums       
 Q4 15.5 25.9 68.3 3.5 5.3 22.3
 Q3 32.8 38.6 20.0 11.3 22.0 31.9
 Q2 31.0 20.0 7.4 35.2 41.9 24.7
 Q1 20.7 15.5 4.4* 49.9 30.9 21.1*
Smoking       
 Non-smoker 27.5 26.6 30.5* 95.6 95.3 92.0*
 Ex-smoker 22.7 21.6 25.6 1.9 1.9 3.5
 Current 49.8 51.8 43.9 2.5 2.8 4.4
Alcohol consumption       
 Non-drinker 0.4 1.0 0.8* 0.7 1.6 1.9*
 1-2/wk 58.0 59.6 59.5 89.0 87.3 84.4
 3-4/wk 32.5 32.6 34.5 9.2 10.0 12.2
 ≥5/wk 9.1 6.9 5.1 1.1 1.1 1.5
Exercise       
 ≤3/wk 29.0 31.1 35.3 25.4 24.0 22.9
No. of metabolic syndrome factors       
 0 29.3 31.5 32.9* 46.9 48.7 58.8*
 1 30.9 30.9 30.5 29.5 28.8 25.8
 2 22.6 21.7 20.6 14.2 13.7 9.9
 3 12.2 11.4 11.6 6.5 6.2 4.0
 4 4.4 3.9 3.7 2.4 2.3 1.3
 5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.3
Metabolic syndrome 17.2 15.9 15.9 9.4 8.9 5.5
  1. * P < 0.001.