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Table 4 Working conditions and health-related quality of life instruments (EQ-5D index) of older wage workers

From: Factors associated with health-related quality of life in Korean older workers

  M F
N Mean ± S.D° P-value N Mean ± S.D° P-value
Occupation       
 Office work 204 0.975 ± 0.058 0.000 62 0.961 ± 0.065 0.008
 Service work 24 0.984 ± 0.038 134 0.927 ± 0.133
 Manufacturing work 185 0.962 ± 0.078 27 0.928 ± 0.096
 Elementary occupations 299 0.938 ± 0.105 433 0.907 ± 0.127
Employment status       
 Regular employee 478 0.966 ± 0.067 0.000 278 0.941 ± 0.088 0.000
 Temporary employee 121 0.942 ± 0.097 184 0.900 ± 0.153
 Daily employee 113 0.928 ± 0.131 194 0.898 ± 0.130
Full-/Part -Time       
 Full time worker 627 0.957 ± 0.079 0.481 417 0.920 ± 0.119 0.009
 Part time worker 85 0.950 ± 0.129 239 0.911 ± 0.131
Working hour /week       
  < 40 227 0.946 ± 0.106 0.043 396 0.905 ± 0.133 0.024
 40 ~ 52 258 0.967 ± 0.069 168 0.930 ± 0.112
 52 ~ 60 54 0.965 ± 0.085 33 0.940 ± 0.090
  ≥ 60 173 0.952 ± 0.081 59 0.945 ± 0.095
Shift work       
 Yes 210 0.957 ± 0.080 0.788 86 0.932 ± 0.096 0.217
 No 502 0.956 ± 0.089 570 0.915 ± 0.127
  1. SD standard deviation