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Table 1 Study population in comparison with a nationally representative sample of employees of the Swiss Household Panel (SHP)

From: Work-life conflict and musculoskeletal disorders: a cross-sectional study of an unexplored association

   Study population Standard population1)
   Survey 2007
(N = 6091)
SHP 2007
(N = 3885)
Sex Men 57.1% 49.0%
  Women 42.9% 51.0%
Age (15)-30 years 25.0% 28.4%
  31-40 years 31.9% 23.0%
  41-50 years 27.4% 26.0%
  51 years and older 15.8% 22.5%
Education(highest level achieved) No vocational education 5.8% 19.1%
  Basic vocational education (apprenticeship) 37.1% 39.2%
  University-entrance diploma (high-school graduation) 6.5% 9.8%
  Higher vocational education 30.8% 16.0%
  University 19.7% 15.9%
Nationality Swiss (incl. dual citizenship) 87.6% 78.8%
  Other nationality 12.4% 21.2%
Number of persons living in household 1 (mostly singles) 18.9% 19.8%
  2 (mostly couples or single parents with one child) 36.9% 29.2%
  3+ (mostly families with children and/or other relatives) 44.2% 51.0%
Family status No underage children living in own household 60.2% 61.4%
  At least one underage child living in own household 39.8% 38.6%
Job status Management position (member of managing board) 5.2% 4.7%
  Supervisory/training position 34.7% 24.1%
  Production position (standard level) 60.1% 71.2%
Employment status Part-time (< 20 h/week) 5.3% 17.4%
  Part-time (20-39 h/week) 21.4% 24.2%
  Full-time (40+ h/week) 73.3% 58.4%
  1. Bold figures = proportions of subpopulations of the study sample differing significantly from the standard population
  2. 1) A representative and weighted sample of employees of private companies or government organisations of working age between 15 and 65 years and with permanent residence in Switzerland (with employees of private households or partners in a relative's firm being excluded)