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Table 1 Characteristics of the pregnant workers according to the variable “at least one sick leave” (SL) during pregnancy

From: Exposure to occupational hazards for pregnancy and sick leave in pregnant workers: a cross-sectional study

  SL no SL p-value
(N = 1113) (N = 373)
  N % Mean sd N % Mean sd
Age (y)    30.6 4.5    31.1 4.4 0.08
Age group
  < 25 y 108 9.8    27 7.4    0.18
 25- < 30 y 408 37.1    122 33.3   
 30- < 35 y 405 36.9    151 41.3   
  ≥ 35 y 178 16.2    66 18.0   
Family structure
 Living with a partner (yes) 1063 96.5    352 95.4    0.31
 Children at home          
  0 child 577 52.1    196 52.8    0.91
  1 child 449 40.5    146 39.4   
   ≥ 2 children 82 7.4    29 7.8   
Home-work commuting
  > 50 min/d (yes) 248 23.2    77 21.3    0.45
 In car (yes) 1022 92.7    348 94.0    0.38
Home-work commuting felt as difficult
 Yes 245 22.3    48 13.0    <0.001
Deprivation
 EPICES score ≥ 30 (yes) 231 22.0    61 17.7    0.08
Occupational groups
 Managers/supervisors 93 8.4    51 13.7    0.001
 Intermediate occupations 374 33.6    91 24.4   
 Employees 591 53.1    216 57.9   
 Manual workers 55 4.9    15 4.0   
Type of contract
 Non-fixed term (yes) 1508 96.1    342 92.9    0.01
Working time
 Full-time (yes) 868 78.8    300 81.3    0.31
Job duration
  < 2 years (yes) 239 21.6    90 24.4    0.27
Company size
  < 10 workers 253 23.0    114 31.2    <0.001
 10 - 49 workers 332 30.2    137 37.4   
  ≥ 50 -199 workers 295 26.8    83 22.7   
  ≥ 200 workers 219 19.9    32 8.7   
Pregnancy at risk
 Yes 334 30.3    34 9.2    <0.001
Assisted reproductive therapy
 Yes 84 7.6    13 3.5    0.006
  1. N number, y years, min minutes, d day, sd standard deviation