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Table 1 Personal and demographic characteristics for the groups and the total sample

From: Psychosocial Risk Factors and Musculoskeletal Symptoms among White and Blue-collar Workers at Private and Public Sectors

  PrWC (n = 84) PrBC (n = 83) PuWC (n = 47) Total (n = 214) p-value
Age - years (mean [SD]) 39.1(8.3) 36.9(8.1) 43.4(8.4) 39.4(8.6) 0.000
Weight - kg (mean [SD]) 78.6(12.9) 68.3(13.8) 73.6(15.9) 73.5(14.6) 0.000
Height - meters (mean [SD]) 1.7(0.1) 1.7 (0.1) 1.6 (0.1) 1.7(0.1) 0.000
BMI - kg/m2 (mean [SD]) 26.5(3.5) 24.9(4.0) 26.4(5.4) 25.6(4.9) 0.006
Gender (n[%])      
Male 51(60.7) 20(24.1) 9(19.1) 80(37.4) 0.000
Female 33(39.3) 63(75.9) 38(80.9) 134(62.6)
Scholarity (n[%])      
Incomplete Elementary School 0(0.0) 4(4.8) 0(0.0) 4(1.9) 0.000
Complete Elementary School 0(0.0) 2(2.4) 0(0.0) 2(0.9)
Incomplete High School 0(0.0) 5(6.0) 1(2.1) 6(2.8)
Complete High School 3(3.6) 61(73.5) 2(4.3) 66(30.8)
Technical Education 1(1.2) 7(8.4) 4(8.5) 12(5.6)
Incomplete University Graduation 11(13.1) 4(4.8) 2(4.3) 17(7.9)
Complete Graduation 26(31.0) 0(0.0) 10(21.3) 36(16.8)
Post-graduation 43(51.2) 0(0.0) 28(59.6) 71(3.2)
Age that started work (mean [SD]) 15.5(3.7) 17.2(4.1) 16.7(3.6) 16.(3.9) 0.016
Sickness absence (n[%]) 40(47.6) 56(67.5) 16(34.0) 112(52.3) 0.000
Smoke (n[%]) 5(6.0) 4(4.8) 2(4.3) 11(5.1) 0.902
Marital status (n[%])      
Single 14(16.7) 17(20.5) 8(17.0) 39(18.2) 0.635
Married 64(76.2) 57(68.7) 32(68.1) 153(71.5)
Divorced 2(2.4) 5(6.0) 3(6.4) 10(4.7)
Living with partner 4(4.8) 4(4.8) 3(6.4) 11(5.1)
Widower 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 1(2.1) 1(0.5)
Physical Activity 26(31.3) 26(31.3) 20(43.5) 72(34.0) 0.305
  1. The sample size is indicated for each group.
  2. Private white-collar – PrWC, private blue-collar – PrBC, public white-collar – PuWC.