Table 1

 General description of the population (in percentages). Catalonia health survey, 2002

MenWomen
Non-manual n = 581Manual n = 893Non-manual n = 520Manual n = 478
Non-manual workers includes managerial and senior technical staff, freelance professionals, intermediate occupations, managers in commerce, and skilled non-manual workers; manual workers includes skilled, partly skilled, and unskilled manual workers.
Poor mental health status6.76.812.913.8
Job satisfaction
    Very satisfied21.313.225.211.7
    Satisfied71.477.669.676.6
    Dissatisfied7.17.74.69.8
    Very dissatisfied0.21.50.61.9
Type of contract
    Permanent85.271.775.660.0
    Fixed term temporary contract10.620.418.827.8
    Non-fixed term temporary contract3.36.34.23.8
    No contract0.91.61.48.4
Marital status
    Single29.039.241.931.9
    Married or cohabiting68.058.152.759.5
    Previously married3.02.75.48.6
Living with children at home53.445.440.245.8
Mean age (SD)39.4 (11.0)36.0 (12.5)35.2 (10.3)35.7 (11.9)