Skip to main content

Table 1 General characteristics of study subjects

From: Hazards and health problems in occupations dominated by aged workers in South Korea

   Age < 55 ≥55 Age < 65 Age ≥ 65 p-value
  Frequency (%) Frequency (%) Frequency (%)
Workplace size <5 workers 5097(21.5) 1052(25.4) 647(31.2) P < 0.001
5 ~ <30 workers 9158(38.5) 1761(42.6) 1051(50.7)
30 ~ <50 workers 2774(11.7) 412(10.0) 165(8.0)
50 ~ <300 workers 4583(19.3) 660(16.0) 187(9.0)
≥300 workers 2149(9.0) 254(6.1) 24(1.2)  
Total 23,761(100.0) 4139(100.0) 2074(100.0)
Type of employment Regular 19,041(79.0) 2528(59.2) 602(27.5) P < 0.001
Temporary 3782(15.7) 1052(24.6) 1037(47.3)
Daily 1280(5.3) 689(16.1) 552(25.2)
Total 24,103(100.0) 4269(100.0) 2191(100.0)
Monthly salary (Korean won) <1,000,000 1622(9.4) 544(18.2) 1040(62.0) P < 0.001
1,000,000 ~ <2,000,000 6007(35.0) 1326(44.4) 528(31.5)
2,000,000 ~ <3,000,000 5226(30.4) 549(18.4) 75(4.5)
3,000,000 ~ <4,000,000 2750(16.0) 318(10.6) 22(1.3)
≥4,000,000 1575(9.2) 251(8.4) 12(0.7)
Total 17,180(100.0) 2988(100.0) 1677(100.0)
Major Categories of Occupation(KSCO) Managers 466(1.9) 120(2.8) 14(0.6) P < 0.001
Professionals and Related Workers 3753(15.5) 268(6.3) 41(1.9)
Clerks 7321(30.3) 420(9.8) 43(2)
Service Workers 3353(13.9) 710(16.5) 207(9.4)
Sales Workers 3550(14.7) 331(7.7) 43(2)
Skilled Workers Related to Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery 44(0.2) 37(0.9) 51(2.3)
Craft and Related Trades Workers 2357(9.8) 483(11.3) 92(4.2)
Workers Related to Equipment, Machine Operating and assembling 1479(6.1) 366(8.5) 57(2.6)
Elementary Occupations 1835(7.6) 1559(36.3) 1658(75.2)
Total 24,158(100.0) 4294(100.0) 2206(100.0)
  1. Total numbers are not identical due to non-response.